Welcome!

News Feed Item

Governor Corbett Announces $60.1 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 Counties

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $60.1 million in 13 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). 

"We continue our commitment to a cleaner environment and a brighter economic future through the actions taken today by the PENNVEST Board of Directors," Governor Corbett said. "We are investing millions of dollars in communities all across the commonwealth to see that this vision will be fulfilled."

Of the $60.1 million, $51.3 million is for low-interest loans and $8.8 million is offered as grants.

The awards range from a $327,000 grant to make improvements at a farm in Lancaster County eliminating nutrient runoff into a local stream that feeds the Chesapeake Bay, to a $10.9 million loan that will help the city of Johnstown eliminate wet weather discharges of untreated sewage into the Conemaugh River.

The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.

For more information, visit www.pennvest.state.pa.us or call 717-783-6798.

Media contact:  Paul Marchetti, 717-783-4496

Editor's Note: A list of project summaries follows:

PENNVEST Non-point Source Projects:

Lancaster County

Benuel Petersheim King received a $327,147 grant to construct a manure storage facility, animal trails, stream crossings and other improvements that will eliminate nutrient runoff into a tributary of the Little Beaver Creek, which flows into the Susquehanna River and, eventually, the Chesapeake Bay.

PENNVEST Drinking Water Projects:

Clearfield County

Boggs Township received a $2,645,758 grant to install more than five miles of water distribution lines and other facilities in order to provide improved drinking water and eliminate frequent water outages that have gone as long as three days for some of the system customers.

Dauphin County

Middletown Borough Authority received a $1,275,000 loan to flood-proof three drinking water wells that were inundated during Tropical Storm Lee and make other improvements to the system in order to improve both water quality and water pressure, and also provide service to the proposed train station and new Penn State student housing.

Greene County

Carmichaels Borough Authority received a $610,000 loan to make various improvements at its treatment plant and storage tank in order to eliminate chemical contamination and bring its drinking water into compliance with safe drinking water standards.

Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County Municipal Authority received a $4 million loan to install almost four miles of new water distribution lines and construct a new finished water storage tank in order to provide service to residential customers and industrial lots in a nearby business park that needs water service in order to be ready for development.

PENNVEST Wastewater Projects:

Allegheny County

Munhall Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority received a $5,835,000 loan to rehabilitate more than four miles of wastewater collection lines in order to eliminate excessive inflows of water that contribute to bypasses in the ALCOSAN wastewater collection system that occur during wet weather events.

Cambria County

Johnstown City received a $10.9 million loan to rehabilitate collection sewers in the Oakhurst area of the City in order to eliminate wet weather discharges of untreated sewage into the Conemaugh River.

Forest County

Hickory Township received a $287,500 loan and a $287,500 grant to install collection mains, grinder pumps and a package wastewater treatment plant in order to serve 16 homes in the village of Endeavour that have malfunctioning on-lot septic systems.

Lancaster County

Lancaster City received a $5.5 million loan to increase the capacity of a pump station and make improvements to the city's wastewater treatment plant in order to eliminate the discharge of untreated sewage into the Conestoga River that occurs during wet weather.

McKean County

Foster Township received a $4,808,300 million loan to construct 19 miles sewage collection lines, two pump stations and other facilities in order to eliminate 335 malfunctioning on-lot septic systems in various areas of the township.

Northampton County

Bethlehem City received a $10,737,000 loan to make a variety of improvements at its wastewater treatment plant as well as increase its pumping capacity in order to eliminate the bypassing of inadequately treated sewage during wet weather.

Northumberland County

Point Township Sewer Authority received a $3,739,240 loan and a $3,739,240 grant to construct more than 11 miles of new sewage collection lines in order to eliminate malfunctioning on-lot septic systems at 172 homes in various areas of the township.

Westmoreland County

Trafford Borough received a $3,652,358 loan and a $1,847,642 grant to rehabilitate two and a half miles of wastewater collection lines in order to eliminate excessive inflows of water that contribute to bypasses in the ALCOSAN wastewater collection system that occur during wet weather events.

SOURCE PENNVEST

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
One of the biggest challenges with adopting a DevOps mentality is: new applications are easily adapted to cloud-native, microservice-based, or containerized architectures - they can be built for them - but old applications need complex refactoring. On the other hand, these new technologies can require relearning or adapting new, oftentimes more complex, methodologies and tools to be ready for production. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, Solutions Marketi...
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let's say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most ...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: implemen...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 C...
Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. H...
In a world where the internet rules all, where 94% of business buyers conduct online research, and where e-commerce sales are poised to fall between $427 billion and $443 billion by the end of this year, we think it's safe to say that your website is a vital part of your business strategy. Whether you're a B2B company, a local business, or an e-commerce site, digital presence is key to maintain in your drive towards success. Digital Performance will take priority in 2018 for the following reason...
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, provided a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with...
"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discussed how a new approach is neces...