Dec. 19, 2023

HARRISBURG— The wastewater treatment plant serving New Freedom, Railroad and Shrewsbury boroughs, as well as portions of Shrewsbury and Hopewell townships was awarded a grant in the amount of $1.14 million from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) Tuesday, according to Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover).

The grant will be used to make needed improvements to the treatment plant located in Railroad Borough.
“CFA grants support important projects that invest in communities across the Commonwealth,” said Klunk. “I appreciate the CFA’s investment in this project for the residents of the municipalities who rely on the wastewater treatment services provided by this plant. The completion of this project will ensure safe, reliable sewer services for current and future residents of the municipalities.”
“The allocated funds will be instrumental in advancing critical improvements at our wastewater treatment facility,” said Andrew Shaffer, New Freedom Borough Manager. “These enhancements are designed to reinforce the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of our infrastructure, enabling us to better serve our community while safeguarding our precious water resources.”

“The proposed upgrade of the New Freedom Wastewater Treatment Facility will meet the needs of this rapidly growing area in south central Pennsylvania, all while helping to ensure the health of the Codorus Creek and the Chesapeake Bay for years to come,” said John Smith, director of wastewater operations.

CFA is an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

Representative Kate A. Klunk
169th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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