Pennvest funding infrastructure projects in Dauphin, Lancaster counties
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, commonly known as Pennvest, will fund three infrastructure projects in the midstate as part of a 12-county investment announced Tuesday by Gov. Tom Corbett.
Two of those projects are in Lancaster County, while the other is in Dauphin County.
• Lancaster received a $5.5 million loan to increase the capacity of a pump station and make improvements to the city's wastewater treatment plant in order to eliminate the discharge of untreated sewage into the Conestoga River that occurs during wet weather.
• Middletown Borough Authority received a $1.275 million loan to flood-proof three drinking-water wells that were inundated during Tropical Storm Lee and make other improvements to the system in order to improve both water quality and water pressure, and also provide service to the proposed train station and new Penn State student housing.
• Benuel Petersheim King received a $327,147 grant to construct a manure-storage facility, animal trails, stream crossings and other improvements that will eliminate nutrient runoff from his Strasburg Township farm into a tributary of the Little Beaver Creek, which flows into the Susquehanna River and, eventually, the Chesapeake Bay.
Pennvest is funding 13 projects totaling $60.1 million. Most of that is through low-interest loans.