Senator Mensch and Representative Toepel Announce State Grant Awards for Upper Pottsgrove and West Pottsgrove Townships

Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-Berks, Bucks, Montgomery) and Representative Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) were pleased to announce that two municipalities, Upper Pottsgrove Township and West Pottsgrove Township of Montgomery County, will receive approximately $411,000 in state grants to address faulty sewer lines.  The grants were made available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Small Water and Sewer Program.

Upper Pottsgrove Township will receive an $85,000 grant to rehabilitate 2,240 feet of sewer line on North Hanover Street by using cured-in-place lining to seal cracks and eliminate inflow and infiltration sources.  The service laterals will also be grouted to reduce potential inflow and infiltration sources.  The total project cost is $100,000.

West Pottsgrove Township will receive a $326,400 grant to replace 1,535 linear feet defective and leaking clay sewer lines with eight inch PVC pipe and appurtenances located on Morello and Roberts Drive. This project is a continuation of ongoing sewer repair and rehabilitation work within the municipality. It will assist in alleviating inflow and infiltration that overloads the pump station and allows wastewater to back up into residential basements. The total project cost is $480,000.
Senator Mensch and Rep. Toepel were strong advocates for both grant applications.

“These grants will enable Upper Pottsgrove Township and West Pottsgrove Township to make the necessary repairs and improvements while protecting the health and safety of the residents they serve,” said Mensch.

“As a result of the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Small Water and Sewer Program, the townships’ cost for these projects is greatly reduced,” Representative Toepel said. “These important projects can now be completed without substantial burden on the townships and their residents.”

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com. State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/senatormensch, or Twitter @SenatorMensch.
For more information on Toepel and her legislative priorities, please visit RepToepel.com or Facebook.com/RepToepel.