Ward, Gregory Announce $8.7 Million Rehabilitation for Northern Blair County Regional Sewer Authority

HARRISBURG – Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-80) announced $8.7 million in state financing awarded to the Northern Blair County Regional Sewer Authority for a rehabilitation project impacting 3,200 residents.

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) program approved a low-interest loan to replace 5,000 feet of gravity mainline, 10,000 feet of lining and 150 gravity lateral connections that will alleviate sagging, misaligned joints and poor lateral connections that cause inflow and infiltration into the system.

“This project is a perfect example of the vital role that PENNVEST plays in infrastructure investment in our rural areas,” said Ward. “ I am pleased that this funding will allow much-needed repairs to this large system that serves residents as well as some major local employers.”

“This funding will help Northern Blair County Regional Sewer Authority make deliberately planned upgrades to regional infrastructure,” said Gregory. “I was proud to advocate for this project with PENNVEST.”

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.   

CONTACT: Nathan Akers, 717-787-5490