Wyalusing Township Gets Funding for Park Project
Eureka Resources was awarded a $280,000 grant through Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) to expand a natural gas pipeline in Standing Stone Township, Bradford County, according to Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna).
“This grant is another excellent example of how the impact fees derived through Act 13 of 2012 are being used to benefit residents in our region and create jobs,” said Pickett. “I am pleased this project was approved for funding and look forward to its completion.”
Specifically, Eureka Resources plans to use the state funding to construct a 1,200 foot, 4-inch carbon steel natural gas pipeline to serve its oil and gas wastewater treatment facility located in the township. The Williamsport-based company will contribute $280,000 in matching funds toward the project, which will interconnect with the Scheffler pipeline and provide natural gas to 66 acres of developable land.
Eureka Resources, which provides wastewater management services to oil and natural gas producers, also plans to expand its operations and add 35 full-time jobs.
PIPE grants are used to construct the last few miles of natural gas distribution lines to business parks, existing manufacturing and industrial enterprises, which will result in the creation of new economic base jobs in the Commonwealth while providing access to natural gas for residents.
Additionally, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, was awarded a grant in the amount of $14,216 through the state’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to develop a master plan for the former Campton Elementary School property. The township is working to transform the site into a community park. The program is supported by the Marcellus Legacy Fund created by Act 13.
The funding for both projects was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established as an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.