Harrisburg – The first round of H2O PA funding for critical water and sewer projects and other infrastructure needs across Pennsylvania was announced today, according to state Sen. Elder Vogel Jr.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority received 728 applications totaling $2.6 billion in funding requests, and the board approved $500 million in projects. The following area projects were approved:
Mahoning Township Sewer Authority, Lawrence County, was approved for $5 million. Funds will be utilized to construct a sanitary sewer system to serve 575 residential customers and 30 existing commercial businesses, as well as the proposed casino/racetrack in Mahoning Township.
Wayne Township Municipal Authority, Lawrence County, was approved for $1,890,161. Funds will be utilized for the Squaw Run Sanitary Sewer Project. This project will expand sanitary sewage collection system to provide service to properties in Wayne Township.
New Brighton Borough Sanitary Authority, Beaver County, was approved for $50,000. Funds will be used to assist with a sanitary sewer collection system.
Hopewell Township, Beaver County, was approved for $58,012. Funds will be used to rehabilitate the McKinley-Kings Mill Pump Station.
Patterson Township Municipal Authority, Beaver County, was approved for $774,627. Funds will be used to reduce inflow and infiltration and eliminate basement flooding caused from the system being overloaded during wet weather events.
Borough of Monaca, Beaver County, was approved for $300,000. Funds will be used to install a new 500,000 gallon elevated water storage tank and replace waterlines.
Center Township Water Authority, Beaver County, was approved for $720,000. Funds will be used for water system upgrades and expansion. The project includes construction of a new water storage tank, tank renovations, water treatment plant and distribution system upgrades, and water line extensions.
Act 63 of 2008, known as H2O PA, funds water and sewer projects, as well as 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.
CONTACT: Owen Thomas