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The New Castle Sanitation Authority was today (January 25) awarded an $11 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to provide sewage service in Shenango Township, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).

The project involves the installation of more than 220,000 feet of service lines and several other major improvements to the current system. A sewage disposal needs survey in Shenango Township found that 69 percent of the on-lot disposal systems were malfunctioning.

“This project will address serious contamination issues caused by the release of untreated or partially treated sewage into local waterways by malfunctioning systems and provide a safe disposal system,” said Senator Vogel.

PENNVEST financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state. It is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth. 

CONTACT:               Anthony Tammaro

atammaro@pasen.gov