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Toohil Announces $3.1 Million Investment in Two Local Water Infrastructure Projects
10/22/2014
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announces the approval of loans totaling $3,121,500 for two water system improvement projects in Luzerne County through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). The PENNVEST Board of Directors awarded the low-interest loans at its meeting earlier today.

The Hazleton City Authority received a $2,671,500 loan to make repairs and upgrades to the authority’s pumps, water storage tanks and electrical systems in order to improve system safety and security.

Greater Hazleton CANDO Inc. received a $450,000 loan for the Humboldt Industrial Park to replace the existing wastewater treatment plant’s disinfection system with one that uses ultraviolet light in order to eliminate excessive amounts of chlorine from its discharge.

“I am pleased the local projects received PENNVEST approval,” said Toohil. “This sizable state investment will address two of the region’s critical water infrastructure needs which will make drinking water safer for our residents.”

The Luzerne County projects were among 19 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 16 counties that received PENNVEST approval at a total investment of $65.6 million.

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.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
RepToohil.com / Facebook.com/RepToohil
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