Jan. 20, 2022

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority this week approved $17.1 million in funding to help Halifax Area Water and Sewer Authority make upgrades to its sewer system, according to Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon).

The state authority, commonly referred to as PENNVEST, approved a 20-year loan, with $10.6 million of the principal to be forgiven.

“Halifax is looking to modernize its sewer system with three pump stations, new grinder pumps and additional projects,” Helm said. “The authority serves the Borough of Halifax and Halifax Township, and those residents will benefit from this work for years to come. Reliable sewer service helps to attract new homeowners to the community as well.”

Some areas of Halifax Township are served by private, on-lot disposal systems that are not permitted. The Halifax Area Water and Sewer Authority is seeking to reduce contaminants in drinking water by replacing the reliance on private systems.

Representative Sue Helm
104th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Jennifer Fitch