HARRISBURG – A Loyalsock Township sewer system improvement 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, Loyalsock Township will receive a $3,061,161 low-interest loan and a $7,938,839 grant for costs associated with the construction of a three million gallon raw sewage surge tank, two new pumping facilities, 10,180 linear feet of new force mains and the rehabilitation of approximately 1,950 linear feet of sewer interceptors.
“This loan will provide for the rehabilitation of an already out-dated and deteriorated collection system,” Yaw said. “As a result of the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, many basements in the Township were overrun with sewage. The project will correct these surcharges, while also improving the water quality of the Bull Run and the Susquehanna River.”
Yaw added the project is expected to create approximately 20 construction-related jobs.
PENNVEST provides financial assistance to communities throughout Pennsylvania seeking to improve environmental conditions and safeguard the health of residents.
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