Corbett Announces $53 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 15
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today
announced the investment of $53 million in 17 non-point source, drinking water
and wastewater projects across 15 counties through the Pennsylvania
Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
PENNVEST Board of Directors today committed millions of dollars of precious
financial resources in order to improve the environment and lay the foundation
for economic growth,” Corbett said. “Communities all across the commonwealth
will benefit from this investment.”
Of the $53
million, $44 million is for low-interest loans and $9 million is offered as
range from a $460,000 loan to design improvements to a wastewater collection
and treatment system in Perry County that will protect local drinking water
wells from contamination and stimulate the creation of 250 new jobs, to a $7.5
million loan/grant combination to improve the quality and safety of drinking
water for customers of an authority in Erie County.
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.
information, visit www.pennvest.state.pa.us
or call 717-783-6798.
Note: A list of
project summaries follows:
Non-point Source Projects:
Water and Sewer Authority received
a $2,720,000 loan to construct new storm inlets and catch basins, along with
more than half a mile of new storm sewers, to eliminate illegal storm water
inlet connections to the authority’s sanitary sewer system.
K. Glick owner and
operator of a dairy operation in Bart Township received a $270,188 grant to
construct a new manure storage facility and storm water management improvements
that will eliminate nutrient run-off into Meetinghouse Creek which is a
tributary to the Chesapeake Bay.
Spiritual Center received
a $160,000 loan to remove compacted soils and install perforated pipes and
other storm water mitigation measures to eliminate sediment runoff into
Poquessing Creek and the Delaware Estuary.
Drinking Water Projects:
Cambria Municipal Authority
received a $3,458,776 loan to eliminate sulfate and other drinking water
contamination by expanding an existing water treatment plant, constructing
water storage tanks and make other improvements that will make the authority’s
water drinkable for its 2,200 customers.
Water Company received
a $2.5 million loan to eliminate water outages and low water pressures for
customers by installing two new finished water storage tanks, rehabilitating a
third tank and constructing a pump station and additional transmission lines.
Township Water Authority received
a $645,000 loan to eliminate water outages and the contamination of drinking
water due to leaking water lines by replacing more than three miles of water
distribution mains and making other system improvements.
City Municipal Authority received
a $3,094,763 loan and a $4,405,237 grant to install new water transmission
lines, construct a new finished water storage tank and make a variety of
improvements to its water treatment plant in order to meet existing
disinfection and drinking water filtration requirements.
Warren Municipal Authority
received a $2,280,000 loan to construct more than three miles of water
distribution lines, install 320 new service connections and make other
improvements to eliminate significant water losses and frequent breaks of the
authority’s existing deteriorated water distribution lines.
Kensington Municipal Authority
received a $6,739,150 loan to replace more than seven miles of old,
deteriorated water distribution lines that frequently break, causing damage to
streets and disruptions of service to authority customers. Also, nearly
two miles of new distribution lines will be installed in order to provide
service to 62 homes that currently use private wells that have both water
quantity and water quality problems.
Water and Sewer Authority
received a $2.3 million loan to construct new storm sewer pipes in order to
eliminate storm water flows into the authority’s sanitary sewer system, which
cause wet weather overflows of untreated sewage into the Monongahela River.
Redbank Redbank Municipal Authority
received a $739,251 loan and a $2,642,499 grant to construct more than five
miles of new gravity sewers and force mains in order to extend sewer service to
an area of Redbank Township where more than half of the individual on-lot
septic systems are malfunctioning, causing associated public health risks.
received a $6,525,000 loan to install more than two miles of new sewer lines
and make a variety of improvements to the authority’s sewage treatment plant in
order to eliminate wet weather overloading of the wastewater treatment system
that results in the discharge of untreated sewage into Brush Run.
Borough received a
$6.1 million loan to construct a 500,000 gallon equalization basin and make
various improvements at the borough’s wastewater treatment plant to eliminate
wet weather discharges of partially treated or untreated sewage into Elk Creek,
which is a cold water fishery.
Borough received a
$1,602,665 loan and a $1,582,335 grant to construct a new wastewater treatment
plant, a pump station and new sanitary sewer lines to eliminate wet weather
discharges of untreated sewage into the Conemaugh River.
Branch Regional Authority
received a $3,924,600 loan to decommission and demolish two outdated wastewater
treatment plants that are causing wet weather overload conditions in the
authority’s system, as well as to replace or rehabilitate more than two miles
of deteriorated sewage collection lines. This project will not only
improve local stream quality but will also allow local businesses to retain 572
existing jobs and create 30 new jobs, as well as stimulate $800 in new business
investment over the next three years.
Township Municipal Authority
received a $1,275,000 loan to design a variety of improvements to the
authority’s wastewater treatment plant as well as collection line extensions to
areas of the township where more than 50 percent of the individual on-lot
septic systems are malfunctioning and threatening nearby drinking water wells.
Township Municipal Authority
received a $460,000 loan to design sewer line extensions to serve areas of the
township where individual on-lot septic systems are malfunctioning and
contaminating more than 60 percent of the private drinking water wells.
The project will also allow local businesses and a medical center to create 250