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Over $4M awarded for new wastewater treatment facility near Danville

Washingtonville Municipal Authority is receiving a $2,774,376 grant and a $1,291,624 loan, according to a news release from the Wolf administration.

The funding is to construct a new wastewater treatment facility, including new process tanks, sludge storage, and effluent disinfection.

The project will provide for efficient preventive maintenance by replacing an outdated treatment plant that is nearing the end of useful life.

“As our citizens and businesses continue to adapt to an ever-changing environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority must be ensuring secure infrastructure for community water,” said Gov. Tom Wolf, according to the news release.

“Access to clean drinking water is foundational to rebuilding and the growth of our communities,” he added. “These projects will continue to ensure the safety and welfare of thousands of Pennsylvanians.”

The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards, the news release said. Funds for these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST for review.

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