Senator Gordner Announces Successful PENNVEST Application for Sunbury Municipal Authority

(HARRISBURG) – – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today approved an $8,000,000 loan to the Sunbury Municipal Authority that will allow the Authority to upgrade its system to prevent sewage overflows into the Susquehanna River.  The loan was announced by State Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27), who worked with the Authority and PENNVEST over the past year on the project.

The funding will allow the authority to rehabilitate two of the city’s pumping stations to construct by-pass flows that will allow for preliminary treatment of sewage.  The project will help Sunbury meet federal requirements to control sewage overflows into the Susquehanna River.

“The ability to control these overflows not only will help the city meet the federal environmental requirements, but will allow for further enhancement of the city’s riverfront,” said Senator Gordner.  “With the planned development of the riverfront and upgrades to the Adam T. Bower Dam, it is vitally important to our region’s economy that these steps are taken.”

The PENNVEST Board today approved the loan, which will be repaid over the next 30 years at a one-percent interest rate.

PENNVEST is an independent state agency that provides financial assistance to upgrade sewer, water, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the Commonwealth.  It is funded through several bond issues that were approved by voters and has approved nearly $3 billion in projects.