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Grants and loans offered for 41 drinking water and wastewater projects serving 33 counties
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced the investment of $129 million in 41 drinking water and wastewater projects serving communities in 33 counties.
"We remain committed to cleaning Pennsylvania's waterways, protecting the public's health and building a solid foundation for our economic future," Rendell said. "The grants and loans provided through PENNVEST help local communities make improvements necessary to protect residents, ensure environmental health and stimulate economic prosperity that will benefit residents now and in the future."
Of the $129 million total, $101 million is for low-interest loans and $28 million is offered as grants from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, known as PENNVEST.
The awards range from a $213,000 loan to construct a manure storage facility in Lancaster County that will reduce nutrient runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to a $13-million loan that will be used to construct water collection and retention facilities that will eliminate the overloading of a wastewater treatment plant in Butler County that results in raw sewage running into nearby creeks.
Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST. For more information about PENNVEST, visit www.pennvest.state.pa.us.