Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday announced the investment of $23.4 million for seven drinking water, wastewater and nonpoint source projects across six counties through the PA Infrastructure Investment Authority.
“The low-interest loans and grants awarded by the PennVEST Board of Directors at today’s meeting will help both large and small communities across the Commonwealth improve their drinking water and eliminate the contamination of their nearby streams and rivers”, said Gov. Wolf. ”This much-needed assistance will make these efforts affordable for the thousands of people affected by these projects and will have a lasting effect on improving Pennsylvania’s public health and water quality.”
Of the $23.4 million, $17.7 million is allocated for low-interest loans and $5.7 million is awarded through grants.
The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PennVEST from the U.S. 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.A list of projects funded is available online.