HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today approved a $12 million grant to upgrade the Danville Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to state Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27).
The funding will help finance upgrades to the existing water treatment plant, including energy efficient pumps, motors, new headworks, sludge handling, disinfection and other measures to reduce pollution. The upgrades will also help the Danville Wastewater Treatment Plant to serve additional customers, including meeting the increased demand resulting from the expansion of the Geisinger Medical Hospital.
The renovations are expected to create an additional 40 construction jobs for state residents in addition to the jobs created by the hospital’s expansion project over the next three years.
“Upgrading our wastewater treatment capacity is vital to promoting economic growth in the region,” Senator Gordner said. “The planned expansion of the Geisinger Medical Hospital is expected to create more than 600 jobs for local residents, and these new jobs will provide a much-needed boost to our local economy.”
PENNVEST is an independent state agency that provides financial assistance to upgrade sewer, water, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the Commonwealth.