As a sewer extension project winds through the lakeside community portion of Nuangola, Pennsylvania, residents are experiencing minimal impact. Last year, Nuangola Borough received $4.4 million in USDA Rural Development Water and Environmental Program (WEP) loans and $3.9 million in WEP grants to fund the installation of a low pressure wastewater collection system for the borough. Treatment of the wastewater collected will be done by the neighboring authority’s existing sewage treatment facility. The system will serve an estimated 420 homes.
A unique aspect of the project is that directional boring will be used for the entire extension project. Using the technology of directional boring allows the sewer pipe to be installed with minimal impact to the surrounding area, including homes, roads, and outbuildings. The technique involves a bit at the end of a steel drill pipe, rotating an average of eight feet below ground level. By boring underground, homes, outbuildings, driveways and playground equipment are not impacted. An L&N Zimmerman Boring employee is shown boring sewer pipe between two lakeside homes and alongside playground equipment.
Are you in a community of 10,000 residents or fewer? Your area may be eligible for water and environmental program funding to install sewer and water systems, extensions, and treatment plants. See application information for more details on eligibility and how to apply. Applications are accepted year-round and may be submitted to your local office.