Gov. Wolf Announces $199 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 11 Counties


Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $199 million for 13 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across 11 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). 

“Ensuring the reliability of our most precious infrastructure is vital to the road to recovery for many of our communities,” said Gov. Wolf.  “As we prepare for much-needed increases in federal and state resources, like those in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will bring more than $240 million to Pennsylvania next year alone for clean water infrastructure, I am confident that these projects will pave the way for successful growth and revitalization.” 

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. 

“PENNVEST continues to make valuable and prudent use of the state revolving fund,” said Gov. Wolf.  “As we continue to soar past the landmark of $10 billion invested in clean water projects, it is evident that there is still a need for infrastructure improvement and I’m proud to be part of a successful system that provides efficient support while saving Pennsylvanians money.” 

A list of project summaries follows:
 

Drinking Water Projects 

Armstrong County

  • Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority– received a $3,421,000 loan to install a new 300,000-gallon glass-fused to steel-bolted water tank and new mixers in all six water tanks throughout the system.  These upgrades will increase water reliability for system users and improve water quality by removing additional dirty filter media.

Clinton County

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