(HARRISBURG) – Shinglehouse Borough, Potter County, will receive more than $1 million in PENNVEST funds to upgrade its water system, state Senator Cris Dush (R-25) announced today.
“The ratepayers of this small water system could not afford these upgrades that will ensure safe drinking water without the help of the PENNVEST program,” Senator Dush said. “Water system repairs are cost prohibitive when places like Shinglehouse Borough to spread the enormous price tag of system improvements over such a small rate base.”
The borough will make well improvements as well as install new filtration and chlorination systems.
Established in 1988, the PENNVEST program provides low-interest loans and grants to communities for new construction or improvements to water and wastewater treatment plants. Many of these small community water and sewer systems are in need of major rehabilitation or are too overburdened to accommodate new growth.
PENNVEST is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth. Financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state as well as proceeds from Act 13 of 2012, the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee.
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