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A $4.8 million loan is helping the Peters Township Sanitary Authority move forward with improvements to help reduce or eliminate untreated sewage discharges into Chartiers Creek.

Coming through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, the loan represents part of the state’s $121 million investment in water infrastructure projects in 20 counties, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Jan. 30.

Efforts in Peters Township involve realignment and upgrades to the Giant Oaks and Oakwood Road interceptors, replacing the existing Shoreline Drive sewer conveyance system and failed sewer lines in the Hidden Brook residential plan, and building a new submersible pumping station.

The sanitary authority is receiving bids, to be opened Feb. 12, for two contracts to perform the work.

One contract is for increasing the size of two sanitary sewer interceptors, totaling about 10,000 feet of pipe, including all associated restoration. The other addresses construction of the pump station, which will represent the ninth such facility for the sanitary authority in its 13-square-mile area of responsibility.

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Staff writer Harry Funk, a professional journalist for three-plus decades, has been on the staff of The Almanac since 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master of business administration, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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