Greene Township, Erie County, will receive nearly $9.8 million in state funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), according to Senator Dan Laughlin.
Greene Township was awarded a $3,245,543 grant and a $6,540,457 low-interest loan for the third phase of a wastewater collection system project. The project involves installation of more than 52,000 feet of sewer lines, 102 manholes, 68 grinder pumps and a pump station.
A survey of the area showed that 42 percent of the on-lot sewage systems were malfunctioning, which created a potential health risk through contamination of private water wells.
“This project will replace those malfunctioning septic systems with reliable sewer service for 221 residential and four commercial structures in the servicer area,” said Senator Laughlin. “The 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 (January 25). 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.
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