Governor Corbett offers $98 million investment in water infrastructure projects in 19 counties

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Governor Corbett offers $98 million investment in water infrastructure projects in 19 counties


By
Greentech Lead Team:
Governor Tom Corbett announced an investment
of $98 million in 23 non-point source, drinking water, and wastewater projects
in 19 counties. 

“The
water improvement projects awarded funding by the PENNVEST Board today further
our goals of environmental improvement and economic revitalization. These
projects are vital to the future health and wellbeing of citizens all across
Pennsylvania and will serve as a lasting legacy to our children and
grandchildren,” Corbett said.

Of
the $98 million total, $71 million is for low-interest loans and $27 million is
offered as grants.

The
awards include a $28 million grant/loan combination to upgrade a sewage
treatment plant in Clinton County that will allow the plant to eliminate the
discharge of partially treated sewage into a local stream as well as come into
compliance with its Chesapeake Bay nutrient discharge requirements.

The
funding approved today 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.


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