Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett announces $70 million investment in water infrastructure projects
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett last week announced the investment of $79 million in 27 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects in 16 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
Of the $79 million total awards, $69 million is for low-interest loans and $10 million is offered as grants.
The awards range from a $100,287 loan to construct waste handling facilities that will reduce nutrient runoff into a stream in Chester County, to a $12.8 million loan/grant combination for a project in Blair County that will both reduce nutrient discharges to the Chesapeake Bay as well as eliminate the use of malfunctioning on-lot septic systems that are contaminating local drinking water wells.
“Today’s funding approvals bring PENNVEST’s total assistance over its 24 year history past the $7 billion mark, a landmark achievement for this program and for the state as a whole,” Corbett said. “I am fully committed to continuing and expanding this effort to bring clean water and sustainable jobs to the citizens of Pennsylvania, both now and in the future.”