Editor’s note: Every community downstream is thankful!
The state has approved a $10 million low-interest loan to Reading from its PennVest program to help the city build a new 8,700-foot sewer main from the Sixth and Canal streets pumping station across the Schuylkill River and to the treatment plant on Fritz’s Island.
Officials also announced Wednesday that the state has approved a nearly $2 million grant to the Berks County Conservation District to help four dairy farms keep manure from polluting storm water runoff before it reaches local streams.
Another OH SHIT moment brought to you by the City of Reading. The same sewer main that ruptured and caused MILLIONS of gallons of untreated sewage to be dumped into the Schuylkill River has ruptured again – near the area that was just repaired. Say it ain’t so Joe!
Of course, the high water from Lee is complicating repair efforts!