The Portage Area Sewer Authority is in the planning stages of a project that will provide public sewer service to the village of Puritan, Fiddlers Green, and Martindale. The homes in this area need sewer service provided to ensure the health and safety of the public and the environment by eliminating illegal sewer discharges from failing on-lot systems.
In addition to the work planned in Portage township, the Sewer Authority is planning on replacing over half of their system in Ward 3 of Portage Borough. The lines to be replaced in the Borough are well beyond their service life and are riddled with defects. Upon completion of the proposed project, flow to the Authority's treatment plant will be reduced during wet weather which will help the plant run more efficiently.
The Sewer Authority is taking the steps to complete the planning required by funding agencies. In addition to low interst loans, the Sewer Authority is applying for a grant through the DCED PENNWORKS program.