Brooks and Longietti Announce Major Loan and Grant Award for Shenango Twp. Municipal Authority

HARRISBURG – Sen. Michele Brooks and Rep. Mark Longietti announced that the Shenango Township Municipal Authority was approved to receive a $4.8 million loan and a $4.4 million grant at today’s meeting of the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST). 

“Since this project is required under a consent order from DEP, it is my hope that this low-interest loan and grant money will help make these projects more affordable for local residents,” Sen. Brooks said.

PennVEST approved an exact loan amount of $4,889,347, and a grant of $4,432,857 for the township.

“This funding will finance the first of three phases to extend sewage service in Shenango Township as required by a consent order entered between the township and the Department of Environmental Protection,” Longietti said. “I am pleased that the funding package is in the amount requested and includes nearly an equal percentage of grant funds and low-interest loan funds. This will help contain sewer rates at a more manageable level for residents.”

The project will consist of the construction of a new sewage collection system, with the waste then treated at the authority’s existing wastewater treatment plant.  The township and the Oak Tree Land Company both have existing consent orders related to malfunctioning on-lot septic systems.   

“This important infrastructure improvement probably would not have happened without this competitive state loan, the grant and the hard work and partnership of our state and local officials,” Sen. Brooks stated.    

Contact:

Diane McNaughton                            (717) 787-1322      dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov  

 Liane Leshne                                       (717) 787-7895     lleshne@pahouse.net