HARRISBURG – Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today that LT Realty Inc. was awarded a $478,665 grant from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to help replace a timeworn septic system which is used by the Bethany Village Senior Living Facility.
“This project will provide a substantial improvement in water quality in the area,” said Baker. “A septic system that is malfunctioning is an environmental hazard detrimental to community health. In a small community, state assistance is crucial in helping such a project proceed.”
“Doing the right thing, environment-wise, for our communities is a central focus in any and all decisions made,” said Fritz. “Sen. Baker and I worked hard alongside this organization to secure these funds to ensure that this system no longer poses an issue for the senior facility it serves as well as the surrounding area. This is great news for this community-valued elder care home and the Bethany region!”
The project replaces the existing malfunctioning elevated sand mound onlot septic system with 850 feet of new six-inch sewer line and a new 6,500-gallons-per-day packaged wastewater treatment plant with discharge into an unnamed tributary to Dyberry Creek. The overall installation includes a surge tank, aerated sludge holding tank, aeration tank, final clarifier, duplex pressure tertiary filter and two ultraviolet disinfection units in parallel.
PENNVEST provides low-interest loans and grants for new construction or for improvements to publicly or privately owned drinking water, storm water or sewage treatment facilities, as well as nonpoint source pollution prevention best management practices.