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EPA awards $481,100 grant for drinking water treatment plant
Release Date: 12/15/2005
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
(12/15/05) PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $481,100 grant to the Nelson Township Authority, Tioga County, Pa to help supply drinking water to about 287 residents who have been under voluntary or mandatory water conservation measures.
The grant will help pay for a river intake structure, wet well and a 43,200-gallon per day drinking water treatment plant. The plant includes facilities for chemical coagulation, rapid mixing and flocculation, followed by sedimentation and conventional filtration.
“This grant to the Nelson Township Authority will help provide the community with safer drinking water and a more efficient drinking water system,” said Donald S. Welsh, administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.
The authority has been experiencing water shortages due to low well yields and high levels of iron and manganese in the water. Residents in the Nelson Authority service have been under voluntary or mandatory conservation measures about nine months each year.
The overall cost of the project is $1.3 million. Additional funding will come from the state.