Butler County Infrastructure Projects Receive $4.5M in PENNVEST Funding

Two Butler County sewer system projects were awarded $4,531,100 in state funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today (January 31), according to Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Representative Tedd Nesbit (R-8).

Mercer Township was awarded a $3,827,863 grant and a $353,237 low-interest loan for extensive improvements to its sanitary sewer system.

Properties in the township — to the east and west of Harrisville along the Route 58 corridor — will be connected to Harrisville’s sewage collection system. Improvements are also planned for the Village of Forestville.

The West Sunbury Borough Municipal Authority was awarded a $350,000 low-interest loan to construct a 30,000 gallon-per-day treatment system to remove ammonia nitrogen and to make several other improvements to its sewer system.

PENNVEST financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state. It is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth.

 

Contact:          Justin Leventry           (717) 787-9684.          jleventry@pasen.gov