Aug. 21, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl) announced that New Holland and Akron boroughs have been awarded $200,000 and $214,653 respectively in Small Water and Sewer Program grants. The grants will be used to upgrade clean water supply infrastructure resulting in better water quality and increased water supply to residents.

“This funding will allow New Holland and Akron boroughs to make much-needed repairs to their potable water infrastructure,” Zimmerman said. “I was proud to support these grants for our municipal governments so that they may provide clean and healthy water to area residents and I continue to fight for funding for the people of the 99th Legislative District.”

New Holland Borough Authority received $200,000 to construct a new well and water treatment facility to provide 720,000 gallons per day of potable water. The facility will be constructed to meet current stormwater management criteria. New Holland Borough Authority provides service to New Holland Borough, Earl Township, and East Earl Township.

Akron Borough received $214,653 to eliminate two dead end runs in the water system by looping them into other dead ends to improve water quality and quantity. The first location consists of installing 740 linear feet of water main to connect the dead end on New Street to Oak Street and adding three additional fire hydrants. The second location consists of installing300 linear feet of water main to connect South Twelfth Street through Akron Elementary School parking lot tying into the 4-inch feed to the school and adding one additional fire hydrant.

The PA Small Water and Sewer Program was established by the General Assembly to award grants to municipalities and municipal authorities for water, sewer, stormwater and flood control projects with a cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000. The program is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Agency.

Representative Dave Zimmerman
99th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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