Pennsylvania is set to receive a boost in water infrastructure funding with an investment of $213.1 million to be distributed among 23 water infrastructure initiatives across the state. The funding came from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority and will be used to improve drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. 

As reported by YourErie, the NWPA projects that will benefit from the federal boost are:

Venango County

• Drinking Water Projects: Clintonville Borough Sewer and Water Authority – received a $474,023 loan and $2,685,277 grant to install a 100,000-gallon capacity water tank. The project will replace an existing tank and will improve system reliability and assure continued compliance.

• Wastewater Projects: Sandycreek Township – received a $904,600 loan to replace modern Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems on 16 pump stations. The project will provide remote monitoring capabilities for township personnel to facilitate faster response times.

Mercer County

• Wastewater Projects: Perry Township – received a $726,200 grant to install approximately 5,800 feet of low-pressure sewer main, grinder pumps, one equalization tank and an emergency generator. The project will connect an additional eight customers and the Commodore Perry School District property providing for the decommissioning of the existing treatment plant.

• Stormwater Projects: Borough of Greenville – received an $899,298 loan to construct and rehabilitate approximately 1,305 feet of a storm sewer system. The project will address impacts to railways, roadway damage, flooding and erosion.