(Harrisburg) – Almost $21 million dollars of infrastructure grants have been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for various water and sewer projects in the 23rd Senatorial District according to Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock.
“I am extremely pleased with the results of the funding announcements made by the CFA,” Yaw said. “There were 728 applications totaling $2.6 billion in funding received by the CFA and the board approved almost $500 million dollars of projects.”
According to the Lycoming County Senator, funding was awarded based on a competitive scoring system with priority given to projects subject to a court order, agency order, or consent decree necessitating improved environmental protections. Priority was also given to projects involving consolidation and other regional projects.
- In Bradford County, South Creek Township will receive $2,951, 873 for a Wastewater Collection and Treatment Plant. Wysox Township will receive $5 million for a Water Line Extension Project.
- In Lycoming County, the County Water and Sewer Authority will receive $923,000 for the Muncy Borough Interconnection Project. The Williamsport Sanitary Authority will receive $1,693,000 for two different projects. These projects will help bring the Authority into compliance with a combined sewer overflow problem and will assist the Authority in its nutrient reduction and compliance project.
- The Bridgewater Township Municipal Authority in Susquehanna County will receive $1,149,454 million for a sewer extension. The Hallstead Great Bend Joint Sewer Authority will receive $4,816,000 for its wastewater treatment plant upgrades.
- In Union County, the Gregg Township Municipal Authority will receive $3,604,392 for its plant upgrades and the Lewisburg Area Joint Sewer Authority will receive $688,000 for its plant upgrades.
In addition to water and sewer projects, Act 63 of 2008, H2O PA, provided funding to storm water projects, flood control projects, and high-hazard dam repairs.
The funding is provided through an $800 million bond financed by five percent of gaming revenue deposited in the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund.
To be eligible for funding, a project must be owned by a municipality or authority, and must include local matching funds. The Commonwealth Financing Authority will evaluate applications, with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority providing technical review and assistance.
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