Three Clarion County Projects Receive State Funding

Three Clarion County projects will receive funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), according to Senator Scott E. Hutchinson.

PENNVEST awarded the funds at its board meeting today (April 24). 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.

The Hawthorne Redbank Redbank Municipal Authority was awarded a $1,748,422 grant and a $5,317,558 low-interest loan for the construction of a 200,000 gallon-per-day wastewater treatment facility and the installation of sewer lines and three pump stations.

The project will serve the borough and portions of Redbank Township in Clarion County, and Redbank Township in Armstrong County.

“This project will address serious contamination issues in that area. Studies have shown that more than half of the on-lot septic systems are malfunctioning, which means waste is getting into the soil and potentially into the water system,” said Senator Hutchinson, who serves as Chairman of the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee. “This project will provide a cost-effective solution for wastewater treatment that in turn improves the quality of life for the system customers.”

The Rimersburg Borough Municipal Authority was awarded a $1,468,825 low-interest loan by PENNVEST for its Route 68 (Toby Township) Waterline Extension Project, which involves the installation of 15,000 feet of water lines, 126 service connections and fire hydrants.

“Water sampling in the area showed that 27 percent of the private water sources had fecal contamination and the vast majority also had high levels of iron and manganese,” Senator Hutchinson said. “This project will improve the availability and quality of water service for those residents and improve public fire protection in the area.”

The Lake Lucy Sewage Association was awarded a $74,036 grant and a $366,954 low-interest loan for improvements to its local system.

“The system serving the Village of Lake Lucy currently fails to meet state requirements. This project will upgrade the system to meet the proper standards and protect the quality of the Each Branch of Hemlock Creek,” Senator Hutchinson said.

Contact:

Justin Leventry
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