FRANKLIN COUNTY – State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) applauded the Waynesboro Borough Authority today for successfully advancing upgrades to its water treatment plant facility.
Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) approved a $5.7 million loan for the Authority.
The loan is spread over 20 years, and the Authority received favorable rates.
“Federal clean water mandates have resulted in hardships for water treatment plants across Pennsylvania,” said Mastriano. “The forward-thinking and vision displayed by the Waynesboro Borough Authority is commendable, and no doubt played a role in having their proposal funded by PENNVEST. The upgrades will benefit the community for generations to come.”
The Authority services more than 14,000 households and businesses.
Founded in 1988, PENNVEST serves communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, stormwater and drinking water projects. The low-cost financial assistance provided by PENNVEST helps make water safe to drink. Funding originates from a combination of Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy, and federal grants from the Environmental Protection Agency, among other resources.
The Authority was one of 17 organizations to receive state funding, via loans or grants.
Planned upgrades involve rehabilitation of filters, instrumentation and technology at the water treatment plant on Rattlesnake Run Road. Equipment is being replaced at the end of its useful life in order to ensure a continued supply of reliable potable water.
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