The Greene County Commissioners would like to recognize Crystal Simmons and her success in bringing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to Greene County. Crystal is the Director of the Greene County Community Development Grant Program.
Friday, May 22, 2020 the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding
to provide clean water and improve sewage for communities in Greene, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, and Schuylkill counties.
Greene County will receive $660,212 to upgrade the water meter, replace pipes that impact the quality of water, and replace the roof on the water treatment building of Brave Water System in Wayne Township. The funding will replace 95 meters, provide necessary equipment for meters to be read remotely, replace a total of 2,250 feet of 6-inch PVC pipe, add fire hydrants where there currently are none, and replace the roof to protect the equipment that is housed in the building.
"Effective water and sewage systems are vital to quality of life and safety in any community," said Sec. Davin. "This funding will allow for necessary improvements that would otherwise place a costly burden on these communities, preserving the health and safety of residents while also ensuring compliance with state regulations.”
Press Release - DCED