Cranberry gets grant to build new unit at mall treatment plant

The Cranberry Township General Authority has received a $2,636,675 loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority to construct a new 350-gallon-per-minute water filtration unit at the existing Cranberry Mall water treatment plant.

“Our water treatment plan is tired,” said Cranberry Township manager Eric Heil. “We were experiencing frequent periods of time when it was off-line. That unit is 30 plus years old.”

Heil added that “the new filtration unit and our new well pump will be able to produce and treat the amount of water we are doing with two plants right now. It is a replacement that will sustain the township with potable water.”

Heil said construction would begin in 2023.

A press release from the investment authority said that, along with the installation of compatible treatment equipment and upgrades to the building’s current electrical and HVAC systems, “the project will ensure reliable drinking water quality and production to meet the projected demands of a growing service area.”

Funding for the Cranberry project and other projects across the state originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, federal grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous funding awards.


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