Sunday, November 01, 2009

Funding for Sewer Work in Bristol

From the inbox:

Today, Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) joined local officials to announce a $9million loan from PENNVEST for improvements to the Bristol Township sewer system. The low-interest loan will be critical to improving the township’s water infrastructure, ensuring the existing system can support new businesses, fostering economic growth and creating jobs.

This funding joins a $2 million H2O grant that Bristol Township was awarded earlier in the year, and Congressman Murphy has secured nearly $500,000 in additional funding for the project. The funds will provide for an upgrade to Bristol Township ’s sewage treatment plant to eliminate wet weather discharges of untreated and inadequately treated sewage into the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek.

“The critical repairs we can make with this loan will help ensure that Bristol Township’s infrastructure can fully support existing businesses and attract new ones, bringing jobs to Bucks County,” said Rep. Murphy. “I’m proud to work with the Bristol Township Council to fight for funding that fosters economic growth.”

“The Council is grateful to Congressman Murphy for his work in helping secure the funding necessary to improve our sewers, a vital part of our infrastructure,” said John Monahan. “We can now get to work making crucial repairs and increasing the sewer system’s capacity, a real step forward for economic development.”

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