HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40) announced on Tuesday a $1.6 million grant to be awarded to Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. for the rehabilitation of the existing Sun Valley drinking water system.
Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. received a $673,674 loan and a $1,673,945 grant to complete the project, which requires the construction of a new water storage tank, the installation of a new well pump and a variety of other facilities, as well as nearly two miles of new water distribution lines. The loan and grant were awarded through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.
“This is a much-needed infrastructure investment for Monroe County and I am very pleased to see funds allocated for the purpose of improving access to water for the Sun Valley community,” said Rader. “Sen. Scavello and I worked with the administration and local officials to advocate for this project and I appreciate the hard work of all those who helped make this possible.”
Across Pennsylvania, $39 million for 12 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across nine counties through the PENNVEST program.
Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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