PENNVEST Approves Funding for South Williamsport Project

HARRISBURG – A South Williamsport sewer system improvement and wet weather management project will receive funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), according to State Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming).

As part of the current round of PENNVEST loan and grant initiatives, South Williamsport Borough will receive a $5,968,428 low-interest loan and a $1,567,572 grant for costs associated with rehabilitating and upgrading the Main and Charles Streets Pump Stations capacity to 2.0 and 6.6 million gallon per day, construction of a new 3.4 million gallon surge tank, replacement of 3,000 linear feet of sewer interceptor mains, as well as other appurtenances.

“This funding is necessary to improve the health of local residents and to improve the quality of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River,” Yaw said. “Additionally, this project is expected to create new construction jobs, which are an added benefit during this difficult economy.”

PENNVEST provides financial assistance to communities throughout Pennsylvania seeking to improve environmental conditions and safeguard the health of residents.

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