Harrisburg, PA- Today, Senator Tom Killion (R-9) announced that his efforts in advocating for grant awards for both West Goshen Sewer and Westtown Township have been successful. The West Goshen Sewer Authority has been awarded $290,000 in funds to assist in upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant located within the township. Westtown Township will use $210,975 to renovate the Kirkland Pump Station.
“I have had many conversations with officials in both West Goshen and Westtown over the last few months in an effort to help these townships to get the proper funds to help assist in their respective projects,” said Sen. Killion.
West Goshen Sewer Authority will make upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant to comply with an interim TMDL agreement with the US EPA for phosphorus reduction. Polyaluminum chloride (PAC) transfer pumps will be replaced and PAC chemical feed pumps will be upgraded. A new hydrated lime chemical feed system will be installed along with pH and phosphorous analyzers at the final clarifiers to control the rate of feed of both PAC and hydrated lime.
Westtown is planning to renovate Kirkland Pump Station to increase reliability and efficiency. The project includes installing new sewage pumps and controls, a new sewage grinder in the wet will, a new valve vault with flow meter, and the reconnection of pump discharge piping to the existing force main.
“I am happy that the West Goshen Sewer Authority and Westtown Township have been awarded these grants so that they can make the proper upgrades to their systems to better serve the people of the 9th Senatorial District,” concluded Senator Killion.
Office of Sen. Killion: Mike Stoll (717) 787-4712