Dec. 20, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) today announced grants totaling $2.1 million for two water system improvement projects in Butler County.

The borough of Chicora was awarded $1.5 million, while the Municipal Authority of Buffalo Township was awarded $600,000.

“These grants represent key investments in the future of these communities by protecting public health and ensuring a clean, reliable water supply for area residents,” Mustello said. “Our local officials in Buffalo Township and Chicora Borough have done an excellent job in assessing the needs of these water systems and planning for improvements. I am pleased to be an advocate for them in securing funds to advance these projects.”

“These waterline projects will ensure clean and reliable water service to businesses and residents of Buffalo Township and Chicora Borough, and this funding will ease their financial burden,” said Hutchinson. “It has been a pleasure to work with Rep. Mustello and municipal officials to identify this need and help provide some state assistance.”

Chicora’s grant will be used to fund replacement of existing water lines in the community, while the Municipal Authority of Buffalo Township will use its funding for the Route 228 West/Ekastown area waterline extension project.

The grants were approved Tuesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and are funded from multiple sources, with the largest being federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money appropriated for recreation and conservation as part of previous Pennsylvania state budgets.

Representative Marci Mustello
11th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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