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Oberlander Announces $3 Million in Grants/Loans for Knox Township Sewer Project
HARRISBURG, Pa. – To help finance a sanitary sewer project in the village of Lucinda, Rep. Donna Oberlander announced Wednesday, January 30, that $3.1 million in state funding was awarded to the Knox Township Sewer Authority by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
The funding includes a grant of $1.6 million and a low-interest loan of $1.5 million. That loan is set at a 1 percent interest rate to be paid over 30 years.
“This funding will enable the municipal authority to address ongoing issues of malfunctioning on-lot septic and wildcat systems, which have posed health risks to groundwater and nearby streams,” Oberlander said. “Bringing a public system to this area of Lucinda will help improve public health and water quality, and I was happy to assist the authority with this overall project.”
Specifically, the funding will be used to construct 10,100 feet of eight-inch diameter sanitary sewer main and 43 concrete manholes, along with house laterals. This gravity collection system will discharge into a recirculating sand filter treatment plant.
Overall, the project will serve 63 customers.
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