(HARRISBURG) – Middleburg Municipal Authority in Snyder County has been awarded funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to assist in making improvements to its water system, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David H. Rowe (R-85).
Through PENNVEST, the Authority will receive $555,024 in grant money and another $4,031,176 in low-interest loans. The project calls for the replacement of old cast iron and asbestos cement piping and replacing it with 10,330 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe. Further, an old reservoir will be replaced with a 290,000 gallon concrete storage tank and a 163,000 steel standpipe tank to increase water pressure for customers. The project also calls for improvements to the plant, including turbidity meters and automatic shutdown controls.
“I want to thank the PENNVEST Board for making this significant investment, which will have a lasting impact on the residents of Snyder County,” said Senator Gordner. “Through these funds, safe and potable drinking water will be ensured.”
The system serves 549 residential customers within two municipalities in Snyder County and the population served has a household median income below the state average.
“Today’s PENNVEST Grant will go a long way in making much-needed safety upgrades to our local water supply,” said Representative Rowe. “I will continue to work with the PENNVEST Board to ensure our water supply infrastructure is safe and modernized. Pennsylvanians should never have to worry about the source of their water.”
PENNVEST offers grants and low interest loans to assist municipalities with sewer, storm water and drinking water projects. The program is designed to contribute to the long-term health of Pennsylvanians, while also fostering economic growth at the same time.
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