TITUSVILLE — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that the sewer system located in Bloomfield Township, Crawford County, will receive a much-needed boost through a grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Small Water and Sewer program. Approximately $40,000 has been awarded to the Bloomfield Township Sewage Authority to assist with necessary pump station upgrades.
“I am pleased that the citizens of Bloomfield Township will benefit from this funding and I congratulate community leaders for their outstanding work in qualifying for this assistance,” said Rapp. “Although sewer projects might not seem very noteworthy or exciting, they are extremely important in order to properly maintain the current infrastructure and reduce any future maintenance or replacement costs that would ultimately be covered by local residents. Without question, these upgrades are absolutely critical to improving our region’s overall health and quality of life.”
The multiple pump station upgrades will include the installation of three-modern Dry-Pit submersible pumps with updated energy saving controls at Pump Station 8. This $106,611 project will also replace the control panel at Pump Station 5 that was compromised by sewage flooding during a malfunction that left most electrical components corroded or damaged.
Hydraulic lift assists will be installed for the enclosure hoods located at Pump Stations 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. These hoods are extremely heavy and have presented significant safety and injury risks for many years.
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.
Representative Kathy Rapp
Pennsylvania House of Representatives