PA Gov. announces $136M investment in water infrastructure

July 29, 2019
Funding for drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across 17 counties allotted through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

HARRISBURG, PA, JULY 29, 2019 -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced an investment of $136 million for 17 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across 17 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

“The approvals for these water quality infrastructure projects are an important component of our support for clean water in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said in a press release. “The funding provided by PENNVEST delivers the financial backing necessary for communities to make improvements that ensure potable drinking water, adequate wastewater treatment, and stormwater management facilities improve our quality of life and strengthen our communities.”

The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST for review.

Projects include $24,950,000 to the State College Borough Water Authority to construct a new membrane filter water treatment plant and upgrade appurtenances in the Nixon and Kocher wells; and $4,467,500 for the Forest Hills Municipal Authority to extend 23,000 feet of gravity sewers, 1,900 feet of force main, manholes, a pump station and associated appurtenances to provide service to the Luther/Salix Airport area of Adams Township.

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