HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the investment of $75 million for 23 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects across 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
“PENNVEST initiated its new fiscal year of funding by approving loans and grants for a wide variety of water quality improvement projects in all corners of the Commonwealth”, said Wolf.
”These projects and the environmental, economic development and public health benefits that they create will further our collective goal of a cleaner and safer place for our families to enjoy as well as my vision for a better Pennsylvania, both now and for years to come.”
Of the drinking water projects, the Falls Creek Borough Municipal Authority received a $2,000,000 loan to construct more than two miles of drinking water transmission line in order to connect to the City of Dubois’ system and thereby provide the authority’s customers with a dependable supply of safe drinking water.
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.
For more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798.