HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) announced today that the Jamestown Municipal Authority will receive a grant totaling $1.24 million and a low-interest loan totaling $918,850 through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to significantly upgrade its sewer system.
“This project will greatly improve service to Jamestown Municipal Authority customers residing in Crawford and Mercer counties,” said Wentling. “The authority is currently facing a long and expensive list of sewer system upgrades and this $2.16 million will go a long way to make those needed fixes possible. I am pleased PENNVEST was able to recognize the importance of this project and make this funding available.”
Specific sewer system upgrades will include: rerouting the gravity interceptor, new headworks with mechanical screening, new influent pump station, aeration tank improvements, four new precast clarifier tanks, ultraviolet disinfection system, conversion of two sludge holding tanks to aeration tanks, two new sludge holding tanks, new air handling system, motor control center, and other necessary waste water infrastructure improvements.
In addition, the Liberty Street Pump Station will be upgraded to a duplex system, replacing 1,035 feet of force main and 500 feet of gravity sewer.
Since its inception in 1988, PENNVEST has served communities and citizens by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects across the Commonwealth. These projects not only contribute to improving Pennsylvania’s environment and the health of its people, but also provide opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania’s workers.
Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.
Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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