HARRISBURG, Pa. — Through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced a $79 million investment for 27 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects, according to Gant Daily.

“Today’s funding approvals bring PENNVEST’s total assistance over its 24 year history past the $7 billion mark, a landmark achievement for this program and for the state as a whole,” Corbett said. “I am fully committed to continuing and expanding this effort to bring clean water and sustainable jobs to the citizens of Pennsylvania, both now and in the future.”

The money will be used to make improvements in 16 counties throughout Pennsylvania, noted the article.

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Sixty-nine million of the money investment will go towards low-interest loans and the other $10 million will be offered as grants.

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Work includes the construction of a waste handling facilities that will reduce nutrient runoff into a stream in Chester County, a $12.8 million loan/grant combination for a project in Blair County that will both reduce nutrient discharges to the Chesapeake Bay as well as eliminate the use of malfunctioning on-lot septic systems that are contaminating local drinking water wells, stated the article.

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