HARRISBURG – Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-80) announced nearly $2.4 million in state financing awarded to the Curryville Water Authority to retire its aging water system.
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) program approved a low-interest loan to decommission Curryville’s infrastructure and install 7,500 feet of an 8-inch water line to connect 63 residents to the Martinsburg Municipal Authority.
Decades of agricultural activity and nitrate runoff caused significant damage to Curryville’s water system. The project funding will also cover a booster injection for the nitrate infiltration and repainting of the existing water storage tank.
“These municipal authorities have been working together for many years to complete this important project that will replace aged infrastructure and provide customers of the Curryville system with safe, reliable drinking water via connection to the Martinsburg system,” said Ward. “I applaud these local government leaders for their persistence and determination, and I am pleased that this PENNVEST funding will make this interconnection possible.”
“This water project will provide a strong foundation for Blair County for decades to come. The investments will help not only today’s residents but their children and grandchildren,” said Gregory. “Clean water contributes to a strong quality of life.”
The PENNVEST Program provides low-interest loans and grants for the design, engineering and construction of drinking water distribution facilities, stormwater conveyance and wastewater treatment and collection systems.
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