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Governor Wolf Announces $75 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 Counties

July 19, 2017

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $75 million for 23 drinking water, wastewater, storm water and non-point source projects across 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

“PENNVEST initiated its new fiscal year of funding by approving loans and grants for a wide variety of water quality improvement projects in all corners of the Commonwealth”, said Governor Wolf. ”These projects and the environmental, economic development and public health benefits that they create will further our collective goal of a cleaner and safer place for our families to enjoy as well as my vision for a better Pennsylvania, both now and for years to come.”

The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.

For more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Brion Johnson – 717-783-6798

A list of project summaries follows.

PENNVEST Drinking Water Projects

Bedford County

Bedford Township Municipal Authority received a $3,685,000 loan to eliminate the use of almost 100 drinking water wells, many of which are contaminated, and install four miles of distribution lines and a 522,000 gallon storage tank to provide clean and safe drinking water to the homes currently using these wells.**

Clearfield and Jefferson Counties

Falls Creek Borough Municipal Authority received a $2,000,000 loan to construct more than two miles of drinking water transmission line in order to connect to the City of Dubois’ system and thereby provide the authority’s customers with a dependable supply of safe drinking water.

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Erie County

Corry City Municipal Authority received a $11,200,000 loan to construct more than five miles of new drinking water distribution lines and make a variety of other improvements as the first phase of its drinking water system renovation.**

Indiana County

Indiana County Municipal Services Authority received a $5,198,598 loan and a $4,760,402 grant to make a variety of improvements to five different drinking water systems that are operated by the authority in order to ensure the provision of safe drinking water to the residents served by these systems.**

Lawrence County

Wampum Borough received a $460,000 loan to construct a supplemental drinking water filtration system that will improve the quality of the drinking water provided to residents, along with related monitoring equipment and a building to house that equipment.

Mifflin County

Newton Hamilton Borough received a $2,789,322 loan and a $1,386,678 grant to eliminate leaks and increase flow by replacing almost three miles of asbestos cement pipe distribution lines with new ten-inch ductile iron pipe as well as make other improvements to the borough’s distribution system.

Northampton County

Hillendale on the Delaware, Inc. received a $310,000 loan to construct a building that will house an above ground water storage tank, a disinfection system and booster pumps, as well as make other improvements to its drinking water treatment and distribution system.

Tioga County

Upper Tioga River Regional Authority received a $6,463,664 loan and a $2,455,336 grant to construct a new drinking water distribution system to serve residents of Covington, Putnam and Richmond Townships.**

PENNVEST Wastewater Projects

Bedford County

Bedford Township Municipal Authority received a $2,146,210 loan to construct almost four miles of new sewage collection lines as well as a pump station to eliminate malfunctioning on lot systems.**

Cambria County

  • Franklin Borough received a $668,682 loan and a $612,318 grant to replace about half a mile of deteriorated 100 year-old sewage collection pipe as well as replace 36 house lateral lines.
  • Johnstown City received a $5,580,000 loan to replace more than four miles of sanitary sewer laterals in the Ohio Street and Moxham areas of the city in order to reduce infiltration and inflows of excess water into the city’s sanitary sewer system.  **
  • Johnstown Redevelopment Authority received an $8,134,750 loan to rehabilitate or replace more than two miles of interceptor sewers in the Homerstown/Ohio Street area of Johnstown City. **

Centre County

Potter Township received a $1,677,623 loan and a $1,378,094 grant to construct a 14 thousand gallon per day sewage treatment plant, three and a half miles of new force mains as well as install fifty-seven new septic tanks.

Huntingdon County

Mapleton Area Joint Municipal Authority received a $179,576 loan and a $164,440 grant to upgrade its existing sewage treatment system by installing a new clarifier to be used in conjunction with existing clarifiers and also to construct a new pump station.

Montour County

Cooper Township Municipal Authority received a $3,146,493 loan and an $861,007 grant to construct more than nine miles of new sewage collection and transmission lines as well as a new pump station.

Warren County

North Warren Municipal Authority received a $4,250,000 loan to construct and install a variety of improvements to its existing sewage treatment facility in order to improve the treatment process and the quality of the water it discharges.**

Washington County

Chartiers Township received an $875,000 loan to create a new gravity sewage collection system by constructing almost two miles of new collection lines.

Wyoming County

Lemon Township & Tunkhannock Joint Municipal Authority received a $642,500 loan to design a new sewage collection and treatment system, including almost 10 miles of low pressure force mains, a 120 thousand gallons per-day treatment plant and other facilities to serve 382 residences in the township.

Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement Projects

Clarion County

Armstrong Conservation District received a $925,754 grant to install a variety of best management practices, including infiltration trenches, vegetated swales, revegetation and reforestation along trails as well as removal of coal refuse.  **

Centre County

Tri-Municipal Park received a $107,891 loan and a $215,778 grant to construct vegetated swales, rain gardens and a detention/infiltration basin in order to eliminate storm water runoff into a sinkhole and a nearby stream. **

Lancaster County

Chester County Conservation District and Elam King received a $394,520 grant to install a new manure storage structure, animal walkways, roof gutters and downspouts and other facilities in order to reduce storm water runoff and nutrients from entering the nearby stream. **

Snyder County

Middleburg Borough received a $978,500 grant to construct almost a mile of new storm sewers, 32 storm sewer inlets, and 1,400 feet of drainage swales.

York County

York County Rail Trail Authority received a $950,000 grant to construct a 1.2 mile section of new trail and an on-site infiltration system in order to enhance the naturally occurring riparian buffer on the adjacent portion of Codorus Creek. **

** denotes funding is sourced from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) or Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF)

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