Greene Township, Erie County, will receive $9.4 million in state funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), according to Senator Dan Laughlin.
Greene Township was awarded a $7,255,358 grant and a $2,144,642 low-interest loan for the fourth (final) phase of its wastewater collection system project. This phase of the project involves the construction of gravity sewer, manholes, low-pressure sewer pump stations and grinder pumps.
“This will complete this major infrastructure improvement project that replaced antiquated and in many cases malfunctioning septic systems with reliable sewer service,” said Senator Laughlin. “This PENNVEST funding will support Greene Township in getting the project completed while significantly easing the cost burden imposed on ratepayers.”
PENNVEST awarded the funds at its board meeting today (April 19). 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.
In January, PENNVEST awarded Greene Township a $3,245,543 grant and a $6,540,457 low-interest loan for the third phase of the project. That phase involved installation of more than 52,000 feet of sewer lines, 102 manholes, 68 grinder pumps and a pump station.