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EPA awards $303,600 grant to upgrade York treatment plant

Release Date: 10/2/2003
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $303,600 grant to the City of York, Pennsylvania to upgrade the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Funding will be used to continue replacing three belt-filter presses used to dry out sewage sludge, with two state-of-the-art high-speed centrifuges. The centrifuges will produce a drier sludge cake that will reduce disposal costs and require less maintenance.

“Infrastructure improvements, resulting in a more efficient system, will reduce the amount of waste and provide for a more cost-effective solution for wastewater treatment,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

The grant will pay 55 percent of the eligible portion of the construction costs. The balance of the project is being funded with local funds.