HARRISBURG--Rep. Thomas Murt (Montgomery/Philadelphia) has announced that Lower Moreland will receive a state grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority PA Small Water and Sewer Program to construct a bypass sewer.
“This will go a long way to help defer the costs of an important project that will benefit families throughout Lower Moreland,” Murt said.
The $225,216 grant will help Lower Moreland avoid the costs of repairing the antiquated Billger Drive Sanitary Sewage Pumping Station.
Built in the early 1960s, the station has significant maintenance costs. Lower Moreland has chosen to use a bypass sewer.
The proposed project includes the construction of 950 linear feet of gravity sanitary sewer at the intersection of Billger Drive and Byberry Road. This would allow sewage flows from the Billger Drive Pump Station service area to flow to an existing sanitary sewer on Huntingdon Pike.
The sanitary sewage would continue to be treated at the Chapel Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant. The construction of the bypass sewer would allow the Billger Drive Sewage Pumping Station to be abandoned.
The total project cost is $264,960.
Representative Thomas P. Murt
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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