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Clearfield Municipal Authority, Receives $435,500 EPA Grant to Develop a New Well for Drinking Water

Release Date: 9/19/2001
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $435,500 grant to the Clearfield Municipal Authority, Clearfield County, Pa. to develop a new water well that will produce about 700,000 gallons per day.

Recent droughts have jeopardized the authority’s ability to serve its existing 5,500 customers in Clearfield Borough and most of the surrounding Lawrence Township. The new well will provide a supplemental water source and accommodate future growth.

“Public health is protected when communities can maintain adequate pressure and volume in their drinking water systems,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

Along with funding a new well, the grant will be used for chlorination equipment, and to construct a 1.5 million gallon water storage tank and a water transmission main. The grant will pay 55 percent of the project’s $791,819 eligible construction costs. Local funds and other grants will cover the remaining costs.