News for Immediate
Jan. 21, 2014
Governor Corbett Announces $60.1 Million Investment in Water
Infrastructure Projects in 12 Counties
Harrisburg – Governor Tom
Corbett today announced the investment of $60.1 million in 13 non-point source,
drinking water and wastewater projects across 12 counties through the
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
continue our commitment to a cleaner environment and a brighter economic future
through the actions taken today by the PENNVEST Board of Directors,” Governor Corbett
said. “We are investing millions of dollars in communities all across the commonwealth
to see that this vision will be fulfilled.”
the $60.1 million, $51.3 million is for low-interest loans and $8.8 million is
offered as grants.
awards range from a $327,000 grant to make improvements at a farm in Lancaster
County eliminating nutrient runoff into a local stream that feeds the
Chesapeake Bay, to a $10.9 million loan that will help the city of Johnstown eliminate
wet weather discharges of untreated sewage into the Conemaugh River.
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.
more information, visit www.pennvest.state.pa.us
or call 717-783-6798.
Media contact: Paul Marchetti, 717-783-4496
Editor’s Note: A list of project
a $327,147 grant to construct a manure storage facility, animal trails, stream
crossings and other improvements that will eliminate nutrient runoff into a
tributary of the Little Beaver Creek, which flows into the Susquehanna River
and, eventually, the Chesapeake Bay.
PENNVEST Drinking Water
Boggs Township received a $2,645,758
grant to install more than five miles of water distribution lines and other
facilities in order to provide improved drinking water and eliminate frequent
water outages that have gone as long as three days for some of the system
a $1,275,000 loan to flood-proof three drinking water wells that were inundated
during Tropical Storm Lee and make other improvements to the system in order to
improve both water quality and water pressure, and also provide service to the
proposed train station and new Penn State student housing.
a $610,000 loan to make various improvements at its treatment plant and storage
tank in order to eliminate chemical contamination and bring its drinking water
into compliance with safe drinking water standards.
Schuylkill County Municipal
a $4 million loan to install almost four miles of new water distribution lines
and construct a new finished water storage tank in order to provide service to
residential customers and industrial lots in a nearby business park that needs
water service in order to be ready for development.
Sewer Municipal Authority received a $5,835,000 loan to rehabilitate more than
four miles of wastewater collection lines in order to eliminate excessive
inflows of water that contribute to bypasses in the ALCOSAN wastewater
collection system that occur during wet weather events.
Johnstown City received a $10.9
million loan to rehabilitate collection sewers in the Oakhurst area of the City
in order to eliminate wet weather discharges of untreated sewage into the
Hickory Township received a $287,500
loan and a $287,500 grant to install collection mains, grinder pumps and a
package wastewater treatment plant in order to serve 16 homes in the village of
Endeavour that have malfunctioning on-lot septic systems.
Lancaster City received a $5.5
million loan to increase the capacity of a pump station and make improvements
to the city’s wastewater treatment plant in order to eliminate the discharge of
untreated sewage into the Conestoga River that occurs during wet weather.
Foster Township received a $4,808,300
million loan to construct 19 miles sewage collection lines, two pump stations and
other facilities in order to eliminate 335 malfunctioning on-lot septic systems
in various areas of the township.
Bethlehem City received a $10,737,000
loan to make a variety of improvements at its wastewater treatment plant as
well as increase its pumping capacity in order to eliminate the bypassing of
inadequately treated sewage during wet weather.
received a $3,739,240 loan and a $3,739,240 grant to construct more than 11
miles of new sewage collection lines in order to eliminate malfunctioning
on-lot septic systems at 172 homes in various areas of the township.
Trafford Borough received a $3,652,358
loan and a $1,847,642 grant to rehabilitate two and a half miles of wastewater
collection lines in order to eliminate excessive inflows of water that
contribute to bypasses in the ALCOSAN wastewater collection system that occur
during wet weather events.