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Gov. Shapiro Announces Investment Of $175.7 Million In 25 Water Infrastructure Projects In 16 Counties

On October 19, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced the investment of $175.7 million for 25 drinking water and wastewater projects across 16 counties through the PA Infrastructure Investment Authority.

The projects include replacing lead pipes, rehabilitating aging water pumps, and reducing costs resulting from water loss.

The Shapiro Administration is committed to ensuring every community in the Commonwealth has access to clean drinking water, safeguarding public health and advancing environmental justice.

“Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and pure water,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “With these critical investments, we can rebuild our water infrastructure, create good-paying jobs, and guarantee that constitutional right holds for all Pennsylvania, regardless of their zip code. My Administration will continue to lead the way protect public health and the environment across the Commonwealth.”

The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, the federal Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, federal grants to PennVEST from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous PennVEST funding awards.

These updates will help Pennsylvania support communities as they address backlogged water system needs and help ensure high-quality drinking water for Pennsylvanians.

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act brings significant opportunity to Pennsylvania’s water and sewer systems, facilitating its modernization and ensuring sustainable infrastructure,” said PennVEST Chairman Dr. Brian Regli. “Investments in water infrastructure improvement projects across our counties enables the Commonwealth to thrive, both environmentally and economically.”

Click Here for a list of projects funded.

Visit the PA Infrastructure Investment Authority to learn more about water infrastructure funding opportunities.

NewsClips - Watersheds:

-- Williamsport Sun: Lycoming College Clean Water Institute’s Matt Kaunert Speaks About Declining Populations Of Hellbenders In Pennsylvania

-- Tribune-Democrat: Blacklick Valley H.S. Students Get Inside Look At $26 Million Plan To Treat Mine Drainage Pollution, Revive Blacklick Creek

-- Altoona Mirror: Sediment Reduction Project On Beaverdam Branch, Juniata River Makes Progress

-- Altoona Mirror: Community Members’ Efforts Help Establish Rain Garden At Duncansville Memorial Park

-- Registration Open For PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference Feb. 8-10

-- Rodale Institute 2022 Annual Report: Growing The Regenerative, Organic Agriculture Movement

-- The Center Square: More Trees Coming To Low-Income, Historically Black Neighborhoods Across Pittsburgh

-- Williamsport Sun - Ryan Reed, DCNR: Forests Help With Climate Change

-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center ‘Investigators’ To Explore Water’s Journey

-- Erie Times: Erie Council OKs Lease With Gannon University To Build Great Lakes Water Research And Education Center Inside Library

-- Guest Essay: Guardians Of The Susquehanna: The Vital Role Of The Susquehanna River Basin Commission - By Gene G. Veno, SRBC Director Of Government Affairs

-- Lancaster Farming: PA House Halts $150 Million Transfer From Game Fund To Clean Streams Fund To Finance Ag Program

-- USDA NRCS-PA: Federal, State Officials Launch New Training Center For Ag Professionals In Pennsylvania

-- USDA NRCS-PA  Opens Urban Service Center In Philadelphia To Support Urban Agriculture

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-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Begins Accepting MD Conowingo Pay For Success Nutrient, Sediment Reduction Project Proposals Oct. 24  [PaEN]

-- Fish & Boat Commission Now Accepting Applications For Grants To Improve Watersheds In Lancaster, York Counties  [PaEN]

-- Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Now Accepting Applications For 2023 Mini-Grants; Webinar Nov. 2  [PaEN]

-- PEMA Now Accepting Letters Of Interest For FEMA Flood Mitigation & Building Resilient Infrastructure And Communities Grant Programs  [PaEN]

-- EPA, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Invest $9.6 Million In Projects To Improve Water Quality In Chesapeake Bay Watershed; $5.6 Million Benefits PA  [PaEN]

-- Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay, Perdue Farms Awarded $1 Million EPA, NFWF Grant To Accelerate Full-Farm Conservation Efforts On Poultry Operations In PA  [PaEN]

-- DEP Awards Over $3.8 Million In Federal Section 319 Grants To 15 Projects To Restore Watershed Health  [PaEN]

-- Gov. Shapiro Announces Investment Of $175.7 Million In 25 Water Infrastructure Projects In 16 Counties  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension Hosts Nov. 16 Webinar On Agrivoltaics And Large-Scale Solar Facilities  [PaEN]

-- DEP Responds To Oil Spill In Conodoguinet Creek; PA American Water Company Shuts Water Intake, Customers Asked To Conserve Water In Cumberland County  [PaEN]

-- DEP Drought Update: York Remains In Drought Warning; 14 Counties Remain In Drought Watch; 6 Counties Return To Normal  [PaEN]

[Posted: October 19, 2023]


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