HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – Four Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $450,000 in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve water and sewer services.

Sen. Judy Schwank today said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved grants for:

  • Kutztown Municipal Authority, Kutztown University Meter Replacement, $50,277;
  • Topton Borough, Sanitary Sewer Pipe Lining, Replacement and Manhole Repairs $121,566;
  • West Reading Borough Sewer Replacement Project, $156,590.
  • Leesport Borough, Main Street Water Main Replacement, $121,567

“These projects are vital to the fiscal sustainability of these communities’ infrastructure improvements,” Sen. Schwank said. “We have a responsibility to our citizens, and the environment, to ensure that important projects like these are carried out. I am pleased that state government can offer assistance to communities who have limited resources to make these necessary improvements.”

Additionally, CFA approved a $400,000 First Industries Loan to Berks County’s Wanner Farms for the purchase of a 137 acre family farm.