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Drinking Water, Wastewater and Other Infrastructure Grants and Loans Awarded

Two sets of water infrastructure loans and grants and sewage facility enforcements grants were announced this week by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority and the Department of Environmental Protection.

PennVEST awarded $82.9 million in low interest loans and grants for 21 drinking water, wastewater and brownfields projects in 18 counties.

The awards range from a $332,140 loan to develop a new well and construct drinking water storage facilities for a community in Wyoming County to a $15.4 million loan and grant combination that will eliminate raw sewage discharges in Somerset County caused by malfunctioning on-lot septic systems.

A list of awards granted is available online.

A total of $1.7 million in sewage facility enforcement and planning grants were awarded by DEP.

$568,230 in sewage facilities enforcement grants will help 188 municipalities enforce on-lot sewage system requirements. The grants reimburse local governments for costs associated with permitting these systems.

Another $1 million in sewage facilities planning grants was awarded to municipalities, counties and authorities to reimburse the costs associated with preparing and revising official plans that ensure the adequate operation and maintenance of sewage facilities.

A list of grants awarded is available online.


1/25/2008

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