HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced today that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has awarded a low-interest loan of $4,700,000 to the Peters Township Sanitary Authority.
PENNVEST awarded the loan to pay for realignment and upgrades to the Giant Oaks and Oakwood Road interceptors, replace the existing Shoreline Drive sewer conveyance system, construct a new pump station and replace failed sewer lines in the Hidden Brook area.
The funding will also help reduce or eliminate wet weather discharge of untreated sewage discharges to Chartiers Creek tributary. The project complies with a corrective action plan approved by the Department of Environmental Protection.
“I am very pleased that the Peters Township Sanitary Authority has received this loan,” said Mihalek. “And I want to thank them for their great work in leveraging these resources in order to fix and upgrade these wastewater projects, which will help ensure the continued health and safety of our communities.”
The funding for PENNVEST comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST for review.
Representative Natalie Mihalek
40th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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