HARRISBURG – Senator David Argall (Berks/Schuylkill) has announced that the Borough of Sinking Spring was awarded a grant totaling $300,000 in order to upgrade the community’s sanitary sewer system.
In response to the grant, Senator Argall stated “I had written to the Department of Community and Economic Development about gathering the funds necessary for Sinking Spring to improve their sewer system. There is a revitalization effort underway in the borough’s central business district and additional sewer conveyance capacity is needed in order to keep up with continuing economic progress. I am pleased to see that the Department has agreed with our concerns and has given the borough funds to ensure a sanitary environment for the citizens of the borough.”
In 2008, the Borough created the BOSS 2020 Revitalization Committee to develop a plan to revitalize the Borough’s central business district and improve the quality of life. Already anticipating the completion of several transportation improvements and utilizing undeveloped properties, utilities need to be upgraded to keep up with the rapid pace of modernization. The funds from the grant will be used at the Broad Street/Reed Road interceptor, starting at Penn Avenue and ending at Weidman Street. The borough plans to upgrade 784 LF of sanitary sewer from a 10-inch to a 15-inch pipe.
Grant money for the program were retrieved through Small Water and Sewer funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.