HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Wyoming) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced a $462,820 low-interest state loan awarded to the Wyalusing Municipal Authority for an improvement project at its wastewater treatment plant in Bradford County. The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
“I am always very supportive of any PENNVEST-funded projects in the 110th Legislative District,” said Pickett. “Efficient water and sewer systems are both vital to the health and well-being of residents, and they also play a significant role in the region’s economic development. It is often difficult to fund infrastructure upgrades in rural communities, which is why the PENNVEST program is so critical in supporting these important local projects.”
“As we look at the aging infrastructure of many of our local communities, it has never been more important to support their efforts to improve water quality through improved systems,” Yaw said. “The existing water treatment facility equipment has reached the end of its useful life, and this loan will assist the Wyalusing Municipal Authority with these much-needed upgrades.”
Specifically, the funding will go toward the replacement of equipment at the authority’s water treatment facility, installation of a new mechanical bar screen and bypass bar screen, and upgrades to influent flow metering. The updated equipment will be installed in a new headworks building to be constructed, also as part of the project. Other ancillary improvements include updates to fencing and yard piping.
“PENNVEST’s continued focus on improving and investing in our water infrastructure is vital for strong communities,” said PENNVEST Executive Director Robert Boos. “This work is accomplished through partnering with community leaders to make these investments to ensure increased access to clean water.”
PENNVEST was established by Act 16 of 1988 and is an independent agency of the Commonwealth providing financial assistance to fund construction of drinking water, sewer and storm water projects in communities throughout Pennsylvania.
Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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