HARRISBURG – A total of $480,000 in state funding will support critical water system upgrades in Petersburg Borough, Huntingdon County, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Representative Rich Irvin (R-81).
A loan of more than $348,000 and a grant of more than $131,000 will help upgrade the Petersburg Borough Authority Slow Sand Filtration Plant, including the installation of new flow meters, a pitless adapter, a new vented well cap, control valves and other key infrastructure.
Many of the existing features of the plant have reached the end of useful life, leading to significant water loss. The upgrades will bring the plant into compliance with standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and will provide major benefits in terms of public and community health.
“Clean water is an absolute necessity, and we need a clean and modern water infrastructure to continue serving our communities,” Ward said. “This new funding will ensure community residents can continue to have confidence in the safety and effectiveness of their public water system.”
“This funding will go a long way in ensuring safe drinking water reliability for the community it serves,” said Irvin. “I applaud the authority for recognizing this need and diligently pursuing funding to remedy the issue.”
The funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), which was created by lawmakers in 1988 to provide financial assistance to support community sewer, storm water and drinking water projects.
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