Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $119 million for 18 drinking water, wastewater, and non-point source projects across 15 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
“The investments made today in Pennsylvania’s communities continue to demonstrate the need for reliable and safe infrastructure,” said Gov. Wolf. “These projects will continue to ensure that citizens across the Commonwealth have access to up-to-date, sound systems that provide clean water for every community.”
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.
“Every day, we see more and more evidence of the impact that neglected infrastructure and environmental irresponsibility have on our communities,” said Gov. Wolf. “Significant investments like the ones made by PENNVEST today and programs like Restore Pennsylvania continue to put the commonwealth on the right track to clean water and healthy living environments.”
The Borough of Sinking Spring received a $1,750,000 loan to replace 2,950 feet of sanitary sewer line. The project will eliminate raw sewage backups into residential basements and raw sewage discharge into Cacoosing Creek, a tributary of the Delaware River. The project was funded with Clean Water State Revolving Funds.