Gov. Tom Wolf said $121 million will be provided in loans and grants for 25 drinking water, wastewater and other projects across 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
The money will reimburse expenses for work and receipts submitted to PENNVEST for review. Included is Clymer Borough Municipal Authority, which received a $1,067,768 loan and a 1,109,732 grant to install a forced draft aerator to remove hydrogen sulfide prior to filtration and to replace a storage tank and above ground clearwell, 7,750 feet of leaking waterline and fire hydrants.
The project will reduce unaccounted for water loss, improve service reliability, reduce issues with taste and odor and remove exposure to potential drinking water contamination.
The funding comes 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.