Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gov. Wolf: $60 Million In PennVEST Funding For Water Infrastructure Projects In 12 Counties

Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday announced the investment of $60 million for 12 drinking water, wastewater, and nonpoint source projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.
“The approval of this funding through PennVEST will continue Pennsylvania’s commitment to clean water through a variety of water quality improvement projects across the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Wolf. “These projects benefit the environment, economic development and public health, as well as advance our shared goal of a clean and safe environment for our families to enjoy, both now and for years to come.”
The funding comes 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 the projects are disbursed after expenses for work have been paid and receipts are submitted to PennVEST.
Nonpoint source pollution control projects funded include--
-- Chester County Conservation District received a $327,400 grant to cover costs related to manure storage, concrete heavy use areas, riparian buffers, stream bank fencing, cattle walkways and storm water controls on a county farm.
-- Chester City Stormwater Authority, Delaware County received a $5,960,276 loan to implement the second phase of the catch basin retrofit program. There will be 250 existing catch basins retrofitted or replaced.**
-- Armstrong Township, Lycoming County received a $600,000 grant to provide a conservation easement to support preservation and enhance 49 acres of wetlands and 176 surrounding upland floodplain habitats, including 3,790 feet of riparian frontage on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
-- Coal Township, Northumberland County received a $1,094,250 grant to implement a streambank stabilization project. Work includes regrading, lined with rip-rap rock, and in some sections precast reinforced concrete walls.
Click Here for a complete list of projects funded.
For more information on loan and grant water infrastructure funding, visit the PennVEST website.

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