Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Gov. Wolf Announces $121 Million In Funding For Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 Counties, $1.1 Million For Nonpoint Projects

On January 30, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of $121 million in funding for 25 drinking water, wastewater and nonpoint source projects across 20 counties by the PA Infrastructure Investment Authority.
“Clean water is the keystone for strong, vibrant communities,” said Gov. Wolf. “The approvals announced today show our continued commitment to investments in clean water for Pennsylvania by supporting our citizens and strengthening our communities.”
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 these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PennVEST for review.
“These projects benefit public health, the environment, and support sustainable communities as we advance our shared goal of clean water, safe environment and prosperous communities for our families to enjoy, both now and for future generations,” said Gov. Wolf.
Nonpoint Source Projects
PennVEST provided funding for these nonpoint sources water pollution control projects--
-- Chester County Conservation District – received a $695,838 loan to pay for a circular concrete manure storage facility (Photo), roofed stacking structure, barnyard and curbing with confinement fence, roofed heavy use area, gravel access road, roof cutters, downspouts, and reinforced gravel animal walkway on the Clair Good property. The project is expected to eliminate over 8,000 pounds of nitrogen, 3,529 pounds of phosphorus and 10,180 pounds of sediment from Cedar Creek a tributary to the Conestoga River, and Susquehanna River.
-- Chester County Conservation District – received a $469,308 grant to cover the costs related to construction of manure storage facilities, heavy use areas, walkways and stormwater controls on the Benuel Stoltzfus property. The project is expected to eliminate 6,612 pounds of nitrogen, 2,789 pounds of phosphorus and 5,660 pounds of sediment from entering the Little Conestoga Creek, a tributary to the Conestoga River and the Susquehanna River.
Click Here for a list of projects funded.
For more information on available water infrastructure project funding, visit the PA Infrastructure Investment Authority website. PennVEST accepts applications on a continuing basis.
(Photo: Manure storage facility, Penn State Extension.)

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