Senator Yudichak, Representative Heffley Announce PA Small Water and Sewer Grant Funding for the Borough of Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe, August 17, 2020 – State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Doyle Heffley (R – Carbon) announced today $134,351 in funding for the Borough of Jim Thorpe through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) PA Small Water and Sewer Program.

“The investment made today by the CFA in the Borough of Jim Thorpe’s School Street Water Main Replacement Project will help to alleviate current and future water line infrastructure concerns,” said Senator John Yudichak. “The PA Small Water and Sewer program is a longstanding resource in helping to keep our community’s water and sewer systems safe and dependable.”

The funding will help to replace and repair the School Street water main system. The project consists of replacing 2,160 linear feet of outdated water main and 22 lateral service lines along with the installation of ADA compliant sidewalks and curb cuts along School Street, extending from Front Street to 6th Street in the borough. The completed project will enhance the water delivery system of the borough by utilizing modem lines, valves and fittings that will eliminate breaks in the system, creating a more efficient management of the water resources and reducing waste.

“This grant will go toward the replacement of outdated water lines that have led to periodic service disruptions in the Borough of Jim Thorpe,” said Representative Heffley. “With COVID-19 already creating economic challenges for the borough and its residents, funding projects like this helps to keep people working and ensures reliable, clean drinking water for customers and businesses.”

PA Small Water and Sewer Program funding helps to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, storm sewer system, or flood control projects.

Eligible projects are those which have a total project cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000.

Contact:

Brad Hurley (bhurley@pasen.gov)

Carly Simpson (csimpson@pasen.gov)