York City Sewer Authority awarded loan from state to upgrade system

MANCHESTER TWP – Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) announced today that the York City Sewer Authority will receive a loan to upgrade their systems to mitigate wastewater discharge.

Specifically, the loan will pay for infrastructure upgrades in order to alleviate the increased flow that has been placed on the system in recent years. Between 2012 and 2016, increased wastewater flows caused discharge, which resulted in a violation of the authority’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

“Clean water and a strong infrastructure are vital to the local citizens and this loan will help make the necessary improvements to avoid issues that were experienced in the past,” Phillips-Hill said. “I was pleased to support their application for this loan and appreciate their ongoing commitment to serving their customers in a safe and reliable manner.”

To ensure compliance with their NPDES permit, the project, which will be funded by this loan, will include upgrades to the effluent filters at their current wastewater treatment facility. The new filters will be installed in the existing tankage and filter building, which eliminates the potential cost for new construction.

The loan was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, which provides low-interest loans and grants to publicly and privately owned drinking water, storm water and wastewater treatment facilities. The total loan amount is $6,807,942.

The authority serves York City, Spring Garden Township, North York Borough, West York Borough, West Manchester Township, Manchester Township and York Township.