HARRISBURG – Water service to Hanover Borough residents will be improved by a project largely funded through a $365,000 Small Water and Sewer Grant, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) announced Wednesday.
“These funds will be used to line water mains under Baltimore and Carlisle pikes,” Klunk said. “The funding couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. The grant will help the borough complete its project ahead of plans by the state Department of Transportation to repave Baltimore and Carlisle pikes.”
Completing the water main work before the repaving project means cost savings for taxpayers and will add longevity to the roads since sections of the new pavement will not be torn up, which decreases the life of roads.
The water main project includes lining 6,300 linear feet of existing water mains, which are more than 100 years old. The oldest section was installed in 1895. The new lining will improve water conservation, as well as water quality through the decrease of water leaks and pipe failures.
“We’re very excited about this grant. It helps to move us in right direction,” said Michael Bowersox, manager of Hanover Borough. “We feel very privileged that we were selected for this grant. We’ll make the money count.”
In addition to Klunk leading efforts to secure the grant for Hanover Borough, state Sen. Richard Alloway II, who represents the borough, also played a key role.
Representative Kate A. Klunk
169th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Greg Gross