Nesbit, Brooks Announce PennVEST Funding for Sandy Lake Infrastructure

A financing package worth more than $610,000 to expand sewerage service into Sandy Lake Township has been approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST), Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) and Sen. Michele Brooks (R-Mercer/Crawford) announced today.

“Expanding Sandy Lake Borough’s collection system into the township is an important factor in both economic development and health and safety,” said Nesbit. “With proper infrastructure in place, the residents along Route 62 will have access to reliable sewer lines. With this financing approved, plans can now move forward.”

The package consists of a 1 percent loan of $307,551 and a grant of $310,639.

“Understanding the significant costs associated with these types of projects, this grant and low-interest funding will go a long way in helping offset those expenses for the residents and businesses in Sandy Lake Township,” said Brooks.  “In addition, this project will provide an opportunity for current and prospective businesses to create and retain jobs, further strengthening the local economy.”

Specifically, the project includes constructing 9,120 linear feet of various sized sewer force main, 29 grinder pumps, and connection to the Sandy Lake Borough collection system. The low-pressure sewer system will connect to the Sandy Lake Borough sewer system on Route 62 at the Sandy Lake Borough-Sandy Lake Township line with conveyance to the Lakeview Joint Sewer Authority Waste Water Treatment Plant for treatment.

When completed, the service area will include 21 residences, an apartment building, a church, and several businesses.

PennVEST provides grants and loans to communities throughout Pennsylvania to build and improve sewer, storm water and drinking water systems.

Senator Michele Brooks is pleased to announce that the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Greenville will receive $3.8 million in funding from The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to address water quality issues and promote economic development and creation.

The municipal authority will receive a $1,443,442 grant and a $2,401,578 low-interest loan to replace failing infrastructure, add security at the water storage facilities and treatment plant and support future business development.

This project will serve 5,620 residents of the Borough of Greenville, as well as portions of Hempfield and West Salem Townships.

“Working with local officials, we were able to secure this substantial funding package which will help reduce the financial impact on residents, as well as encourage and assist with future job growth and development in our area,” said Senator Brooks.

Contact:          Diane Helbig               (724) 588-8911

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