Venango Sewer Project Receives Nearly $2.4M in PENNVEST Funding

A Venango County sewer project was awarded funding totaling nearly $2.4 million from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today (January 25), according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.

The Clintonville Borough Sewer and Water Authority in Venango County was awarded a $1,031,115 grant and a $1,352,967 low-interest loan to re-line 18,400 feet of sewer pipe and rehabilitate 81 manholes to address sewage discharge problems during wet weather events.

“The Authority is currently under a Consent Order and Agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection stemming from the discharge of partially treated sewage during wet weather times into the Scrubgrass Creek,” Senator Hutchinson said. “This PENNVEST funding will help the Authority to address that issue and ease the financial burden that otherwise would have fallen on ratepayers.”

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.