Congressman Fred Keller announces $5 million grant to Newport Borough Water Authority

October 27, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a grant to the Newport Borough Water Authority (NBWA) in Perry County.


A water and waste disposal grant in the amount of $5,030,000 will be used for upgrades to improve operations, including the installation of automation equipment, replacement of existing customer service meters, the addition of two production meters at the filtration plant, and more.


On the awarding of the grant, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:


“The Newport Borough Water Authority produces 190,000 gallons of treated drinking water every day, serving more than 2,800 homes and businesses in Perry County. This grant will ensure that NBWA has the means necessary to make significant operational upgrades to its facility in a continued effort to better serve our community.”


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