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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

$250 Sunoco bonus at Junction Motor Speedway this weekend

first_imgIMCA will announce mid-week before the dates bonuses are to be awarded at each track. Sunoco bonuses are being presented at IMCA Late Model sanctioned weekly tracks this year. Drivers are eligible for only one bonus during the 2020 racing season. If the feature winner is a previous Sunoco winner, the bonus moves to the next eligible position. 2020 winners have been Jeff Aikey at Independence Motor Speedway, Matt Ryan at 34 Raceway, Joel Callahan at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, Eric Pollard at 300 Raceway, Justin Kay at Davenport Speedway and Dalton Simonsen at Marshalltown Speedway. Ben Sukup, Cory Dumpert and Jim Johnson claimed the bonus money with successive wins at US 30 Speedway, Boone County Raceway and Off Road Speedway respectively. Dustin Griffin garnered the win at Pepsi Lee County Speedway, Don Beckstrom at Shelby County Speedway, and most recently Andy Nezworski at the Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds last weekend. VINTON, Iowa – The payday gets even better this week for the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature winner at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. The final opportunity in the Midwest to earn a $250 Sunoco bonus is on the line this Saturday night.last_img read more

SU field hockey earns 4th seed in NCAA tournament

first_imgMaggie Befort and her senior teammates were just freshmen the last time Syracuse faced Penn State. Since that 3-1 loss in University Park, Pa., SU’s field hockey program has seen tremendous growth, reaching the field hockey Final Four once since then. Three years later, SU’s journey back to the Final Four begins against the Nittany Lions on that same field where it was defeated. Syracuse will travel back to University Park as the No. 4 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The announcement came during a webcast on NCAA.com Tuesday when the 16-team field for the tournament was announced. For Befort and her senior teammates, the road to that elusive national championship begins now. ‘It’s something that’s always in the back of your mind when you’re in January, when you’re in morning workouts and what not,’ she said. ‘It’s here. For the rest of the seniors and myself, it’s our last one and our last go around.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Should the Orange win on Saturday, it would play the winner of Ohio State vs. Albany Sunday. The Orange automatically qualified for the tournament after winning the Big East tournament this past weekend. But the team still gathered in a filming room on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center to learn of its opponent for this weekend. Junior forward Martina Loncarica said the No. 4 seed is something SU has been expecting all season long. ‘This was our expectation,’ Loncarica said. ‘We knew we had to be here, so we worked hard for it. Now what we have to do is keep working hard and get the big one.’ The birth in this year’s tournament marks the first time the school has made three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. All three of the trips come under the leadership of head coach Ange Bradley, who has now doubled the number of times SU has made it to the NCAA Tournament since she took over in 2007. Before Bradley’s hire, SU had only made it to the tournament three times — in 1993, 1995 and 2001. After a long season, Bradley took some time to reflect on the accomplishment and couldn’t help but be impressed by the growth the program has made. ‘That’s a huge accomplishment for Syracuse field hockey,’ Bradley said. ‘It’s the second time in our history to be a top four seed.’ Normally three of the top four seeded teams get to host their first two games in the tournament. In 2008, SU was the No. 3 seed and hosted the first leg of the postseason play at J.S. Coyne Field. This year the Orange gets no such luxury, but Bradley quickly turned down the thought of that affecting her squad. ‘You have to win two games whether you’re on the road or you’re at home,’ Bradley said.’ Bradley said the No. 4 seed is exactly what she expected, but that didn’t stop the coach from being a little nervous. With perhaps the greatest senior class in school history and a team that is on the roll, Bradley realized how important her team’s seeding would be. Before the announcement show, the coach calmly sat on one of the chairs in the filming room, eating her dinner. But as soon as the webcast lit up the projection screen, Bradley leapt out of her chair, opting for a spot on the stairs. With her hands on her forehead, Bradley proposed her team’s possible seeding out loud, wondering where her team might end up. Penn State and Syracuse came across the board, and just like that, it was back to business for Bradley. ‘I was anxious, I’m excited,’ Bradley said. ‘I can’t wait to see where we are going and what we are doing. ‘It’s nice now knowing what video I’ve got to go watch and what we have to prepare for. I’m going to meet in a few minutes with my coaches and meet again tomorrow morning and get ready for practice.’ rwmarfur@syr.edu Published on November 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

D’Tigers Overtakes Angola, Tunisia as Biggest Climber on FIBA Rankings

first_imgFemi SolajaThe national men’s basketball team, the D’Tigers who performed below par at the just concluded Rio Olympics basketball event but they have emerged better than they were before the Games as figures released by the sport’s world governing body, FIBA show.According to the monthly ranking just released by FIBA, Nigeria emerged the biggest climbers on the ranking from 25th before the Games to 16th now, just below Venezuela, another country that improved tremendously on the table to 15 from their previous 22. By this Ranking, Nigeria is now the highest ranked African team, overtaking perpetual rivals Angola who incidentally also fell to the D’Tigers at last year’s Afrobasket in Tunisia while Tunisia who were however, not at the Olympics also gained two steps to now occupy the 21st position from 23rd, ahead of Angola who fell 8 steps from 15th to 23rd.After Nigeria and Venezuela who were the biggest climbers, Serbia who lost the Olympic gold to the USA also climbed three spots from 6th to 3rd while Brazil gained two steps to now occupy the 7th spot.The USA remain top of the Ranking and are followed by Spain, semi final losers at the Olympics. Serbia, France, Lithuania, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, Russia and Australia make up the top 10 countries in that order.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more