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Governor Wolf Announces $75.6 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 8 Counties

October 19, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $75.6 million for nine drinking water and wastewater projects across eight counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

“Today the PENNVEST Board of Directors renewed its commitment to clean water in Pennsylvania and to the health of it citizens”, said Governor Wolf. ”The investment of millions of dollars all across the Commonwealth serves as testimony to the Board’s and this administration’s desire to improve our environment and to protect our precious natural resources, for today’s Pennsylvanians as well as for future generation s to come.”

Of the $75.6 million, $54.4 million is allocated for low-interest loans and $21.2 million is awarded through grants.

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.state.pa.us or call 717-783-6798.

PENNVEST Drinking Water Projects

Sullivan County
  • Laporte Borough received a $687,602 loan and a $326,128 grant to replace more than a half mile of deteriorated water distribution lines and construct a 150 thousand gallon water storage tank in order to provide a safe and reliable source of drinking water to its residents.

PENNVEST Wastewater Projects

Allegheny County
  • Pleasant Hills Authority received a $17,474,300 loan to upgrade and expand its existing sewage treatment plant in order to eliminate wet weather overflow discharges into Lick Run.
Allegheny and Washington Counties
  • West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority received a $4,942,485 loan and a $3,915,015 grant to construct a new 1.06 million gallons-per-day sewage treatment plant in order to eliminate wet weather discharges into the Monongahela River from its existing 46 year-old plant that occur during we weather.
Bedford County
  • Everett Area Borough Municipal Authority received a $3,191,950 loan and a $1,558,050 grant to replace more than eight miles of deteriorated sewage collection lines in order to eliminate wet weather overflows into the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River.
Cambria County
  • Johnstown City received a $6,082,200 loan and a $4,817,800 grant to replace collection pipes, manholes and service laterals in the Moxham area of the city in order to reduce storm water inflows into its sanitary sewer system.
  • Lower Yoder Township received a $6,391,129 loan and a $4,493,871 grant to replace almost eleven miles of deteriorated sewage collection lines, as well as lateral lines that run to within five feet of residents’ homes (with their permission), in order to reduce wet weather discharges into St. Clair Run and the Conemaugh River.
  • Southmont Borough received a $5,818,566 loan and a $2,488,934 grant to install five and a half miles of new sewage collection lines as well as more than seven miles of sewer laterals in order to eliminated wet weather overflows into Cheney Run and the Stonycreek River.
Centre and Clearfield Counties
  • Moshannon Valley Joint Sewer Authority received a $3,902,000 loan to make a variety of upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility in order to improve its efficiency and treatment performance.
Erie County
  • Greene Township received a $5,916,224 loan and a $3,655,276 grant to construct more than eight miles of sewage collection lines, a pump station and other facilities in order to eliminate discharges of untreated wastewater into ground and surface waters from residents’ malfunctioning on-lot septic systems.

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