Chester County Lawmakers Secure Over $900,000 in Grants for Vital Water Infrastructure Upgrades


CHESTER COUNTY, PA — Senator John I. Kane and Representative Christina D. Sappey recently announced they have secured over $900,000 in grants dedicated to improving wastewater handling and water treatment facilities in the 158th House District. Their effort underscores an ongoing commitment to the health and safety of southern Chester County residents and the preservation of the environment.

The H2O PA and Small Water and Sewer (SWS) grants will fund critical upgrades to aging water systems, addressing long-standing issues and improving service reliability. The funds represent a crucial investment in the district’s infrastructure, bringing tangible benefits to the community.

Senator Kane underscored the importance of these grants, saying, “This achievement exemplifies our steadfast commitment to the well-being of our constituents and the environment. Our gratitude extends to those whose diligent efforts helped secure these grants. We are eager to see the enhancements these funds will bring to our communities.”

Echoing his sentiments, Representative Sappey expressed gratitude for the collaboration that led to the successful grant applications. She highlighted the challenges faced by local municipalities as they strive to maintain aging water and wastewater systems, noting, “This grant funding will help local authorities make needed repairs and upgrades to water systems, benefitting the residents of these communities.”

The grants will be distributed among two key projects within the district. The Borough of Kennett Square has been awarded $551,500 from the H2O PA fund. These funds will go towards the construction of a new water treatment facility in East Marlborough Township, which will significantly improve the area’s water quality.

Meanwhile, Avondale Borough will receive $400,057 from the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer fund. This award will facilitate necessary upgrades to the borough’s wastewater treatment plant, enhancing its efficiency and service to residents.

These grants represent a significant victory for Senator Kane, Representative Sappey, and their teams in their ongoing efforts to secure vital infrastructure improvement funding for the 9th Senatorial District and the 158th House District. They underscore the lawmakers’ commitment to their constituents and their dedication to ensuring the district’s infrastructure meets the needs of its residents.

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