Harrisburg, PA - Continuing in his commitment to a lead-free Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $186 million for 33 drinking water, wastewater and non-point source projects across 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). Under Gov. Wolf’s leadership, PENNVEST has awarded more than $2.5 billion in infrastructure projects throughout the commonwealth.
“The investments made today in our clean water systems and community infrastructure continue to underscore the work that remains to eradicate legacy contaminants like lead and other harmful chemicals,” said Gov. Wolf. “Our children and future generations of Pennsylvanians depend on our efforts to ensure clean, safe drinking water. They deserve better. I’m proud to demonstrate our continued commitment to the environment and our communities.”
The funding for these projects originates 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.
“For more than thirty years, PENNVEST has been dedicated to the mission of providing resources for clean water across the commonwealth. In those three decades, we have seen communities grow, aging towns and cities revitalized, and farmers take a stronger approach to responsibly managing land,” said Gov. Wolf. “As a result, today we cross the threshold of $10 billion invested in clean water projects by PENNVEST. This monumental achievement is a testament to the hard work of so many and a continued promise to the health and safety of Pennsylvanians.”
A list of project summaries follows:
Drinking Water Projects
Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement Projects
* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds
** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving Funds
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