Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Shapiro Administration announced the investment of $213.1 million for 23 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across 15 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
"Clean water is foundational to the health and strength of communities in Pennsylvania," said PENNVEST Chairman Dr. Brian Regli. "We will continue to make the water that is consumed every day by Pennsylvanians safe to drink."
The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, federal grants to PENNVEST from the U.S. 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 not only contribute to improving Pennsylvania's environment and the health of its people, they also provide opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania's workers," said Regli. "Under the direction of Governor Shapiro, we continually seek ways to drive these goals forward and to work together for the common good of all Pennsylvanians."
A list of project summaries follows:
Drinking Water Projects
- Municipal Authority of Buffalo Township*** – received a $742,947 grant to replace approximately 133 lead service lines throughout the Borough of Freeport. The project will contribute to the protection of adults and children.
- Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority*** – received a $1,436,439 loan and $1,287,561 grant to connect to the Shannock Valley General Services Authority's public sewer system for proper disposal of industrial wastewater. This project will drain existing lagoons, remove sludge, eliminate an outfall, and terminate a separate wastewater discharge permit.
- Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford* – received a $6,325,000 Loan and $4,275,000 grant to replace approximately 29,940 feet of cast iron water distribution main, 455 leaded gooseneck lines, 28 fire hydrants, valves and other necessary appurtenances. The project will contribute to the protection of adults and children.
- Cambria Somerset Authority – received a $750,000 loan to slipline 2,300 feet of 48-inch pipe within an existing 66-inch pipe that travels through a tunnel under the Stonycreek River. The project will address the need for frequent repairs and will improve reliability of water to regulated water supplies in Somerset and Cambria counties.
- Cresson Township Municipal Authority*** – received a $525,024 loan and a $1,324,976 grant to extend water service to 45 residential households and a restaurant. The project will address contaminated wells from failing onlot sewage systems as well as compliance issues at the restaurant.
- City of Philadelphia* – received an $31,125,965 loan to replace old water mains and service line connections within 16 sections of the city, overall installing approximately 55,000 feet of piping. The project will result in improved reliability of service to the community.
- Schuylkill County Municipal Authority*** – received a $5,240,100 grant to replace approximately 360 lead service lines and all necessary appurtenances related to the service line replacement in the City of Pottsville. The project will contribute to the protection of adults and children.
- Schuylkill County Municipal Authority* – received a $3,441,200 loan to replace approximately 6,900 feet of cast iron water mains in the City of Pottsville that has reached the end of its useful life. The project will address unaccounted for water loss and improve pressure for fire protection and reliability for customers.
- Clintonville Borough Sewer and Water Authority*** – received a $474,023 loan and $2,685,277 grant to install a 100,000-gallon capacity water tank. The project will replace an existing tank that has reach the end of its useful life and will improve system reliability and assure continued compliance.
- Borough of Carroll Valley – received a $5,452,398 loan to upgrade its wastewater treatment system to increase its capacity by 250,000 gallons per day. The project will eliminate wet weather discharges and bring the facility into compliance with Department of Environmental Protection regulations.
- Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority** – received a $59,136,000 loan to rehabilitate large and small diameter collection lines ranging in size from 36 inches up to 120 inches. The work will be completed in four phases for a total of 56 miles of collection line rehabilitation. The project will address pipes that have reached the end of their useful life and eliminate sources of infiltration.
- Logan Township** – received a $4,417,375 loan to replace approximately 16,200 feet of sewer line as well as laterals to the property line for 170 customers. The project will address inflow and infiltration into the sewer collection system.
- Forest Hills Municipal Authority** – received a $7,871,000 loan to construct a new aerobic digester, storage basins, nitrification/denitrification basins, a biofilter, and an equipment building with pumps, blowers, and a thickener. The enhancements will improve both the quality and quantity of dewatered sludge to meet Class A biosolid requirements which will eliminate the need to landfill.
- Flemington Borough– received a $531,989 loan to install 2,080 feet of cured-in-place pipe and the replacement of 42 four-inch sewer laterals and clean outs, and 10 manholes. The project will address excessive inflow and infiltration due to cracks and breaks of the original vitrified clay pipe that has reach the end of its useful life.
- City of Lebanon Authority** – received a $22,250,000 loan to enhance and/or replace the primary distribution chamber mixing system, sludge pump station, and clarifier components. The project will address components reaching the end of their useful life and will improve efficiency of the facility.
- Perry Township – received a $726,200 grant to install approximately 5,800 feet of low-pressure sewer main, grinder pumps, one equalization tank, and an emergency generator. The project will connect an additional eight customers and the Commodore Perry School District property providing for the decommissioning of the existing treatment plant that has met the end of its useful life.
- City of Philadelphia** – received a $44,876,716 loan to replace approximately 33,007 feet of sanitary sewer line ranging in size from 18-inch pipe to 42-inch pipe. The project will address pipes that have reached the end of their useful life and eliminate sources of combined sewer overflows and reduce basement backups.
- The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Orwigsburg*** – received a $2,087,500 grant to replace 5,575 feet of sanitary sewer main, manholes, laterals, and cleanouts. The project will address inflow and infiltration within the system.
- Sandycreek Township – received a $904,600 loan to replace modern Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems on 16 pump stations. The project will provide for remote monitoring capabilities for Township personnel to facilitate faster response times when issues arise during day-to-day operations.
- Stewartstown Borough Authority – received a $2,700,000 loan to replace an existing belt filter press, sludge pumps, fuel oil boiler system with electrical unit heaters, and existing wall-mounted conditioning systems in the control room. The project will reduce maintenance costs and improve the operation and energy efficiency of the facility.
- Borough of Greenville– received an $899,298 loan to construct and rehabilitate approximately 1,305 feet of storm sewer system. The project will address impacts to railways, roadway damage, flooding, and erosion.
Non-Point Source Projects
- Lancaster County Conservation District** – received a $734,150 loan to install a roofed heavy-use area with under-barn manure storage, a roofed concreate manure stacking structure and associated improvements at the Josh Stoltzfus dairy farm in Strasburg Township. The project will implement approved Best Management Practices and will reduce an estimated 11,770 pounds of sediment, 4,319 pounds of nitrogen, and 1,854 pounds of phosphorus annually from an unnamed tributary to Little Beaver Creek.
- Somerset County Conservation District** – received a $936,681 grant to install a circular manure storage structure, roofed heavy-used area and manure stacking, as well as stabilization and resurfacing of silage pads and field lanes at the Joe Walker dairy farm in Summit Township. The project will implement approved Best Management Practices and will reduce an estimated 6,267 pounds of sediment, 5,794 pounds of nitrogen, and 2,511 pounds of phosphorus annually from an unnamed tributary to Blue Lick Creek.
* denotes projects that are funded with federal Drinking Water State Revolving Funds
** denotes projects that are funded with federal Clean Water State Revolving Funds
*** denotes projects that are funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
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