Pennsylvania to invest $274 million across 22 counties to improve water quality.

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro has announced a $274 million investment in 30 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

These projects aim to replace lead or other corrosive pipes, rehabilitate aging systems, upgrade service capabilities, extend service to more communities, and reduce environmental contaminants by complying with current regulatory levels and implementing agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs).

The Shapiro Administration remains committed to upgrading infrastructure to ensure that every Pennsylvanian has access to clean water.

Governor Shapiro stated, “My Administration is focused on protecting public health and the environment across the Commonwealth – and these investments will help to uphold Pennsylvanians’ constitutional right to clean air and pure water.”

The funding for these projects comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener funds, Marcellus Legacy funds, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) stimulus funds, federal grant awards to PENNVEST from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments, and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards.

“For more than thirty-six 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 PENNVEST Chairman Dr. Brian Regli.

“As a result, today we cross the threshold of $12 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 by the Shapiro Administration to ensure the health and safety of Pennsylvanians.”

Wastewater projects in 15 counties

The funding will go in part toward 15 wastewater projects in the states.

Allegheny County
Bethel Park Municipal Authority in Allegheny County received $15 million to construct a new grit and headworks facility to replace an outdated screening and grit removal system.

Berks County
Amity Township in Berks County received more than $20 million to upgrade and expand the current wastewater treatment plant.

Blair County
DelGrosso Foods Inc., received $4.3 million to construct a pre-treatment facility for the effluent created by the renovated DelGrosso Foods Kristel Lane facility.

Dauphin County
Derry Township Municipal Authority received a $4.1 million grant and a $10.1 million loan to install a biosolids drying gasification system to reduce Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) compounds from entering the Clearwater Road wastewater treatment plant through influent.

Luzerne County
Conyngham-Sugarloaf Joint Municipal Authority received $12.7 million to install upgrades to the current wastewater treatment facility as well as create a secondary treatment process.

Mercer County
Borough of Jackson Center received a $4.8 million grant and $2 million loan to construct a new 98,000 gpd wastewater treatment facility, including systems and equipment, to replace the current plant that is deteriorating structurally and mechanically.

Montour County
Danville Municipal Authority received a $6.4 million grant and a $10.4 million loan to replace a 50-year-old pump station, force and gravity mains and upgrade dewatering and digester equipment.

Northampton County
Bangor Borough Sewer Authority received a $2 million loan to update inadequate, failing and age equipment.

Northumberland County
Borough of Riverside received a $1 million loan to replace an existing sanitary sewer.

Philadelphia County
The City of Philadelphia received a $77.5 million loan to construct a side-stream treatment facility to reduce ammonia discharge at the Southwest water pollution control plant’s biosolids recycling center.

Schuylkill County
North Manheim Township Authority received a $2.3 million loan to extend the public sewer system to service 55 equivalent dwelling units within the township.

Tamaqua Borough Authority received a $12.2 million grant and $7.7 million loan for improvements and upgraded equipment at the wastewater treatment plant.

Tioga County
West Borough received a $957, 846 grant and $401,654 loan to place approximately 2,300 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe serving Westfield Borough and portions of the Westfield Township.

Wayne County
Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority received a $5.3 million loan for improvements of the secondary clarifiers at the Clinton Township wastewater treatment plant.

Westmoreland County
Latrobe Municipal Authority received a $2.5 million loan to improve electrical distribution and control systems in the sewage treatment plant.

York County
Dallastown Borough received a $6.1 million loan to extend the Colonial Park area public sewer system to service 75 single-family residential homes and 2 dual-family residential homes.


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