Wednesday, April 20, 2022

PennVEST Invests $199 Million In 13 Water Infrastructure Projects In 11 Counties

On April 20, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the investment of $199 million for 13 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and nonpoint source projects across 11 counties through the
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority

“Ensuring the reliability of our most precious infrastructure is vital to the road to recovery for many of our communities,” said Gov. Wolf.  “As we prepare for much-needed increases in federal and state resources, like those in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will bring more than $240 million to Pennsylvania next year alone for clean water infrastructure, I am confident that these projects will pave the way for successful growth and revitalization.” 

The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, the Environmental Stewardship (Growing Greener) Fund, the Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund financed by Act 13 drilling impact fees, 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. 

“PennVEST continues to make valuable and prudent use of the state revolving fund,” said Gov. Wolf.  “As we continue to soar past the landmark of $10 billion invested in clean water projects, it is evident that there is still a need for infrastructure improvement and I’m proud to be part of a successful system that provides efficient support while saving Pennsylvanians money.”

Click Here for a list of projects funded.

To learn more about water infrastructure funding opportunities, visit the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority webpage.

Related Article:

-- EPA: State Plan To Clean Up PA's Part Of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Lacks Funding To Meet Water Pollution Reduction Goals 

[Posted: April 20, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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