Aug. 18, 2020

LANGHORNE – Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) announced two state grants have been awarded to Bucks County from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support water, sewer, flood control and stormwater projects.

Middletown Township has been awarded $275,000 for the Langhorne Gables Storm Sewer Drainage Rehabilitation Project and Upper Southampton Municipal Authority will receive $289,000 for System Resiliency Improvements.

Middletown Township is hoping to mitigate flooding issues and address safety concerns and potential property damage for both residential and township property. Longview Avenue is in need of a new storm sewer system for collection and conveyance of water and alleviation of flooding, while a new storm sewer system and a perforated pipe within a stone trench will be installed on Adams Avenue for additional collection and capacity.

“Before being elected to serve the people of the 142nd District, I served as assistant township manager and director of community services for Middletown Township and know firsthand the chronic flooding issues in that area,” Farry said. “For many years, flooding has been a major issue in Middletown, and I appreciate Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) for working so tirelessly with me to secure grant funding for this much-needed project.”

“I am proud to have worked with Rep. Farry to secure this critical funding from the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program. Millions of dollars of grant funding are requested from municipalities all across Pennsylvania for this specific grant, making it one of the most sought-after grants offered by the Commonwealth. Working with Rep. Farry in the House, we are happy to bring this funding back to Middletown. This $275,000 grant will work to reduce property damage by installing sewer systems in areas that do not currently have any infrastructure,” Tomlinson said.

Upper Southampton Municipal Authority will be adding improved security measures throughout its water and sanitary sewer system to comply with the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mandatory Risk and Resilience Assessments and Emergency Response Plans. This includes water quality monitoring, security systems, alarms, fences, gates, surveillance systems, access controls and improved cyber security.

“Bucks County is more than deserving of this funding, and I am pleased that tax dollars are returning to our communities to help fund these important projects,” Farry said. “It is vital we are taking the proper steps to invest in our water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure.”

Representative Frank Farry
142nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Rene Morrow