Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Corbett Announces $65.6M Investment In Water Infrastructure Projects In 16 Counties

Gov. Tom Corbett Wednesday announced the investment of $65.6 million in 19 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 16 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.
“By taking the actions that it did today, the PennVEST Board of Directors helped communities all across the Commonwealth deal with critical infrastructure needs,”  Gov. Corbett said. “The activities funded by the millions of dollars awarded today will improve waterways in the Commonwealth, make drinking water safer for our citizens and help us meet our commitment to a cleaner Chesapeake Bay.”
Of the $65.6 million, $50.6 million is for low-interest loans and $15 million is offered as grants.
The awards range from a $370,050 grant to a volunteer fire company in Huntingdon County make improvements to its facilities that will reduce nutrient runoff into the Chesapeake Bay, to a to a $17,291,000 loan and grant combination to an authority in Cambria County that will make improvements to both its wastewater treatment plant and collection system in order eliminate the wet weather contamination of a local stream.
“I commend the PennVEST Board for its efforts to improve the lives of Pennsylvania families in all corners of the Commonwealth,” Gov. Corbett said.
The 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.
A list of the projects awarded funding is available online.
For more information, visit the PennVEST website or call 717-783-6798.

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