HARRISBURG (Jan. 26, 2017) Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) announced that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, also known as PENNVEST, has approved $6.25 million in funding to help Lorain Borough in Cambria County reduce the amount of stormwater and groundwater infiltrating the sewer system.
The funding, in the form of a $3.56 million loan and $2.7 million in grants, will help Lorain Borough meet the terms of a consent order reached with the Department of Environmental Protection.
“This project represents what would have been an enormous expense for sanitary sewer customers. It is a desperately needed infrastructure upgrade,” Langerholc emphasized. “Repairing an aging system and its lateral connections will help more than 875 people served by the system. Without the grant, user fees would have more than doubled.”
“This project will help transform a vital piece of our area’s infrastructure, which could have eventually become a risk to public health and safety,” he added.
“Improving our infrastructure is a fundamental responsibility of government,” Langerholc said. “This PENNVEST award is welcome funding, and I thank the many state and local officials who helped make this award possible.”
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