HARRISBURG – The Pocono Jackson Joint Water Authority was awarded $421,557 in state grant funding for water system improvements to benefit residents and the community, announced Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe). The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.
Specifically, the funding will be used to identify and repair leaks, install metering manholes, upgrade customer laterals, replace gate valves, and upgrade the water tank and well pump components. The authority is contributing $74,393 toward the $495,950 project.
“The authority provides water service to customers in Pocono and Jackson townships through a 26-year-old system made up of nearly nine miles of iron and PVC pipe,” said Rader. “This project is going to result in improved water delivery along with lower maintenance and operating costs. It will also address water loss issues throughout the service area.”
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program was established by the General Assembly to award grants to municipalities and municipal authorities for water, sewer, storm water and flood control projects with a cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000.
The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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