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Governor Wolf Announces $75 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 Counties

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces $75 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 Counties July 19, 2017 Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $75 million for 23 drinking water, wastewater, storm water and non-point source projects across 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“PENNVEST initiated its new fiscal year of funding by approving loans and grants for a wide variety of water quality improvement projects in all corners of the Commonwealth”, said Governor Wolf. ”These projects and the environmental, economic development and public health benefits that they create will further our collective goal of a cleaner and safer place for our families to enjoy as well as my vision for a better Pennsylvania, both now and for years to come.”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.For more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798.MEDIA CONTACT:  Brion Johnson – 717-783-6798A list of project summaries follows.PENNVEST Drinking Water ProjectsBedford CountyBedford Township Municipal Authority received a $3,685,000 loan to eliminate the use of almost 100 drinking water wells, many of which are contaminated, and install four miles of distribution lines and a 522,000 gallon storage tank to provide clean and safe drinking water to the homes currently using these wells.**Clearfield and Jefferson CountiesFalls Creek Borough Municipal Authority received a $2,000,000 loan to construct more than two miles of drinking water transmission line in order to connect to the City of Dubois’ system and thereby provide the authority’s customers with a dependable supply of safe drinking water.**Erie CountyCorry City Municipal Authority received a $11,200,000 loan to construct more than five miles of new drinking water distribution lines and make a variety of other improvements as the first phase of its drinking water system renovation.**Indiana CountyIndiana County Municipal Services Authority received a $5,198,598 loan and a $4,760,402 grant to make a variety of improvements to five different drinking water systems that are operated by the authority in order to ensure the provision of safe drinking water to the residents served by these systems.**Lawrence CountyWampum Borough received a $460,000 loan to construct a supplemental drinking water filtration system that will improve the quality of the drinking water provided to residents, along with related monitoring equipment and a building to house that equipment.Mifflin CountyNewton Hamilton Borough received a $2,789,322 loan and a $1,386,678 grant to eliminate leaks and increase flow by replacing almost three miles of asbestos cement pipe distribution lines with new ten-inch ductile iron pipe as well as make other improvements to the borough’s distribution system.Northampton CountyHillendale on the Delaware, Inc. received a $310,000 loan to construct a building that will house an above ground water storage tank, a disinfection system and booster pumps, as well as make other improvements to its drinking water treatment and distribution system.Tioga CountyUpper Tioga River Regional Authority received a $6,463,664 loan and a $2,455,336 grant to construct a new drinking water distribution system to serve residents of Covington, Putnam and Richmond Townships.**PENNVEST Wastewater ProjectsBedford CountyBedford Township Municipal Authority received a $2,146,210 loan to construct almost four miles of new sewage collection lines as well as a pump station to eliminate malfunctioning on lot systems.**Cambria CountyFranklin Borough received a $668,682 loan and a $612,318 grant to replace about half a mile of deteriorated 100 year-old sewage collection pipe as well as replace 36 house lateral lines. Johnstown City received a $5,580,000 loan to replace more than four miles of sanitary sewer laterals in the Ohio Street and Moxham areas of the city in order to reduce infiltration and inflows of excess water into the city’s sanitary sewer system.  **Johnstown Redevelopment Authority received an $8,134,750 loan to rehabilitate or replace more than two miles of interceptor sewers in the Homerstown/Ohio Street area of Johnstown City. **Centre CountyPotter Township received a $1,677,623 loan and a $1,378,094 grant to construct a 14 thousand gallon per day sewage treatment plant, three and a half miles of new force mains as well as install fifty-seven new septic tanks.Huntingdon CountyMapleton Area Joint Municipal Authority received a $179,576 loan and a $164,440 grant to upgrade its existing sewage treatment system by installing a new clarifier to be used in conjunction with existing clarifiers and also to construct a new pump station.Montour CountyCooper Township Municipal Authority received a $3,146,493 loan and an $861,007 grant to construct more than nine miles of new sewage collection and transmission lines as well as a new pump station.Warren CountyNorth Warren Municipal Authority received a $4,250,000 loan to construct and install a variety of improvements to its existing sewage treatment facility in order to improve the treatment process and the quality of the water it discharges.**Washington CountyChartiers Township received an $875,000 loan to create a new gravity sewage collection system by constructing almost two miles of new collection lines.Wyoming CountyLemon Township & Tunkhannock Joint Municipal Authority received a $642,500 loan to design a new sewage collection and treatment system, including almost 10 miles of low pressure force mains, a 120 thousand gallons per-day treatment plant and other facilities to serve 382 residences in the township.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement ProjectsClarion CountyArmstrong Conservation District received a $925,754 grant to install a variety of best management practices, including infiltration trenches, vegetated swales, revegetation and reforestation along trails as well as removal of coal refuse.  **Centre CountyTri-Municipal Park received a $107,891 loan and a $215,778 grant to construct vegetated swales, rain gardens and a detention/infiltration basin in order to eliminate storm water runoff into a sinkhole and a nearby stream. **Lancaster CountyChester County Conservation District and Elam King received a $394,520 grant to install a new manure storage structure, animal walkways, roof gutters and downspouts and other facilities in order to reduce storm water runoff and nutrients from entering the nearby stream. **Snyder CountyMiddleburg Borough received a $978,500 grant to construct almost a mile of new storm sewers, 32 storm sewer inlets, and 1,400 feet of drainage swales.York CountyYork County Rail Trail Authority received a $950,000 grant to construct a 1.2 mile section of new trail and an on-site infiltration system in order to enhance the naturally occurring riparian buffer on the adjacent portion of Codorus Creek. **** denotes funding is sourced from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) or Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF)# # # SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cox gets lead back twice for Cottage Grove checkers

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 9) – Getting to the front of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modi­fied field at Cottage Grove Speedway Saturday evening was the easy part of Kinzer Cox’s drive to victory lane.Staying in front was the hard part.The hometown clipper had to regain the lead from Gus Cooper on the 12th and 16th laps to gain the victory.Ryan Baker set the early pace, giving way to Jason Kocks on lap four. Kocks suffered mechanical is­sues shortly afterwards, however, giving the position back to Baker.On lap five, Cox took over and tried to set a rapid pace. Three cautions prevented him from constructing a large lead. Cooper got by Cox on lap 11, but Cox took the position back the next time around.Cooper was in the lead when the next lap was scored but lost the point again on lap 16. Cox stayed out in front the rest of the way for his first victory of the season. He’s the third different IMCA Modified winner in as many events at Cottage Grove Speedway in 2015.last_img read more

Jelavic writes to Everton fans

first_imgNew Hull striker Nikica Jelavic has written an open letter to Everton fans in which he admits his concerns over his World Cup place forced him to move. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Everton fans from the bottom of my heart for their support,” he wrote in his letter, published in the Liverpool Echo. “They gave me their backing from day one and never stopped believing in me, which is something I will always remember. “I believe the scoring run which I went on during those first six months (scoring 11 times in 16 appearances after his move from Rangers) is the real Nikica Jelavic and I’m pleased the Evertonians were able to see and appreciate what I’m really about. “Everton supporters have a special way of making you feel like one of them, and even when I was not in the team in more recent times I always felt they were behind me. “Playing for Croatia is something I also take huge pride in and with a World Cup on the horizon I was in the situation of needing to play more games to make sure I remain in Niko Kovac’s thoughts ahead of the tournament in Brazil. “Unfortunately that wasn’t happening at Everton, and Roberto Martinez was very honest and up front with me about his thinking. “When I went to meet Steve Bruce I realised it was the right move to a club with the potential to become a top Premier League outfit. Steve’s ambition was clear, as was his desire to see me playing and scoring goals. “While I’m sad to wave farewell to Everton and all my friends; it is time for my next challenge. “I’m only pleased that I was able to say goodbye with two goals in the FA Cup win against QPR, and share some special celebrations with them one last time. “I hope to be celebrating many more goals in future, and I’m excited to get going at my new club. But you can guarantee the Toffees will remain in my heart. I hope they can go on to fulfil their ambitions this season and I will always look out for them. “Hvala vam i sretno (Thank you and good luck).” The Croatia international completed his transfer on Wednesday and hopes a new start at the KC Stadium will help him ahead of this summer’s tournament in Brazil. However, despite a disappointing second half to his two-year stay on Merseyside, the 28-year-old expressed his gratitude. Press Associationlast_img read more