Shapiro Administration Announces $274 Million in Grant Awards for Water Quality

The Shapiro Administration announced 30 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source funding awards worth $274 million yesterday. The projects will take place across 22 counties and are funded with state and federal funding sources through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). The projects include replacing lead or other corrosive pipes, rehabilitating aging systems, upgrading service capabilities, extending service to more communities, and reducing environmental contaminants through Best Management Practices (BMPs). Several townships or the municipal authorities that serve their residents received grant or loan awards, including Derry Township, Dauphin County, South Park Township, Allegheny County, Sugarloaf, Luzerne County, Amity Township, Berks County, which received a $20.4 million loan to upgrade and expand the current wastewater treatment plant. The City of Philadelphia received the largest grant at over 77 million dollars. To learn more, click here.

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