HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved a state grant of $160,000 for water system improvements in the City of Corry.
“The Corry public water system uses underground wells to supply potable water to its service area,” said Sonney. “However, the existing water well pumps, well houses and water distribution mains are old and in poor condition, making them unreliable. This grant funding will help the city upgrade the system to ensure better dependability.”
The city will use the grant funding to replace pumps in three wells with new submersible well pumps; install new variable frequency drive and electrical control panels for each new well pump; install new electrical service on two wells; and install 90 continuous leak detection systems at various locations in the distribution system, allowing small leaks to be detected and fixed before they become large leaks.
“I was proud to support this grant, which will cover more than half of the total project cost of $300,000,” said Sonney.
Representative Curt Sonney
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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