Governor Wolf Announces Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 Counties

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 15 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

“PENNVEST continues our commitment to clean water with the approvals of these loans and grants for a variety of water quality improvement projects in all corners of the commonwealth.” said Governor Wolf. “These projects benefit the environment, economic development, and public health and will further our shared goal of a clean and safe environment for our families to enjoy, as well as, my vision for a better Pennsylvania, both now and for years to come.”

A list of project summaries follows:

PENNVEST Drinking Water Projects:

Bucks County
Warminster Township Municipal Authority received a $11,583,000 loan to construct 12 units to treat the water to levels of “Non-Detect” level for Perfluorinated compounds. *

Cambria County
Reade Township Municipal Authority received a $1,570,000 loan to replace approximately 1,350 feet of distribution line, 8,750 feel of raw water transmission line, and 420 residential meters.

Clearfield and Jefferson Counties
Falls Creek Borough Municipal Authority received a $1,329,200 loan and $670,800 grant to construction an interconnection with the City of DuBois, a control meter vault, pressure reducing valve vault and 12,600 feet of water transmission line.

PENNVEST Wastewater Projects:

Cambria County
Ebensburg Municipal Authority received a $9,000,000 loan to replace 60,500 feet of main line piping, manholes and laterals comprising most of the wastewater collection system. **

Hastings Area Sewer Authority received a loan of $9,520,899 and $3,154,101 grant to replace approximately 56,000 feet of existing sewer mains, 275 manholes, 695 laterals/observation ports and all other necessary appurtenances. **

City of Johnstown received a $10,900,000 loan to construct 33,900 feet of sewer line, 8,400 feet of pipe liner, 205 manholes and 510 lateral inspection ports. **

West Taylor Township received an $856,623 loan and $343,377 grant to rehabilitate sewer lines, manholes, and extension of service.

Elk and Jefferson Counties
Brockway Area Sewer Authority received a $2,993,603 loan and $1,510,765 grant to upgrade components at the wastewater treatment facility, replace sewer lines, pump stations and force main.

Erie County
Lake City Municipal Sewer Authority received a $4,612,000 loan to upgrade and expand their wastewater sewer facilities, provide a new lift station and force main.  This project supports the retention of 420 local commercial and industrial jobs.

Fayette County
Fairchance-Georges Joint Municipal Sewage Authority received a $15,759,284 loan and $4,247,716 grant to expand the capacity of the existing treatment facility, as well as a pump station and 89,750 ft. of sewer line extension into Georges Township. **

McKean County
Bradford Sanitary Authority received a $4,652,200 loan and $2,347,800 grant to construct two new aerobic digesters, new chlorine building, extended outfall diffuser, sludge dewatering, belt filter presses, activated sludge pumps and other related treatment facility rehabilitation and upgrades.

Monroe County
White Oak Country Estates Property Owners Association received a $775,000 loan to construct a new pre-cast concrete in ground package plant.

Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement Projects:

Allegheny County
Homestead Borough received a $1,209,656 loan to install green infrastructure in a partnership with Steel Valley School District.  The project will capture and infiltrate all the runoff form the site through the installation of four infiltration trenches with 18,900 cubic feet of storage.

Storm Water Projects:

Cumberland County
Mount Holly Springs Borough received a $1,640,650 grant to install approximately 2,088 feet of storm sewer pipe, 245 feet of grass drainage swales, installation of 26 inlets and installation of one rain garden and adjacent bollards.

Northampton County
Bangor Borough received a $1,986,826 grant to eliminate the existing slate box culvert and replace it with a 66” storm sewer adequately sized to convey storm flows and prevent further property damage.

* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds
** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving Funds

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 have been paid and receipts submitted to PENNVEST.

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