EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced today that Middle Smithfield Township, Smithfield Sewer Authority and Delaware Water Gap Borough will receive funds for various sewer projects by the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program. Smithfield Township will also receive funds from the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.
“I am pleased to hear that these townships, boroughs and authorities will receive state funds to move forward completing various projects,” said Brown. “These improvements are much-needed additions that will benefit the future development and expansion of these areas, as well as providing stability for residents who have been affected by malfunctioning parts of sewage equipment.”
Middle Smithfield Township will receive $231,950 to aid in installing a sanitary sewer line, a pump station and related appurtenances along Mt. Nebo Road. The extension will allow for connection of existing properties with on-lot systems and provide infrastructure for future expansion of commercial and industrial development in the area.
Likewise, Smithfield Sewer Authority will be awarded $220,000 to expand their operations along Airport Rd. in East Stroudsburg. The expansion will require a connection to the Smithfield Sewer Authority’s existing sanitary sewerage system. The authority will install a low-pressure sanitary sewer main, 10 service connections and six grinders. This extension would serve commercial and residential properties along Airport and Milford roads.
Delaware Water Gap Borough will receive $82,569 to replace 3 water service lines and a valve located in the borough. Over years of use, the water service lines have corroded and rusted, thereby restricting water flow and resulting in low pressure and uneven distribution of water. This project will replace three water service lines, totaling 480 linear feet along Main Street and Foxtown Hill Road, and a water valve located at the intersection of State Route 611 and Oak Street.
Smithfield Township will receive $72,148 to construct a fishing pier on the western bank of Marshalls Creek in the township. This pier will be ADA accessible with associated path and parking space at its existing Waterfront Park. Access to the pier will be provided via a 5-foot wide ADA accessible path from the existing parking lot on Twin Falls Road. A handicap parking space with associated access aisle and signage will be provided within the existing parking lot.
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program offers grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects and can be used to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.
The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program offers grants for projects which involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.
Representative Rosemary M. Brown
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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