HARRISBURG – Cast iron pipes, some dating back to the early 1900s, are about to be replaced through funding in the amount of $676,240 from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), according to Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) and state Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings).
“Investing in reliable water infrastructure is essential but very costly for our local communities. This PENNVEST funding is crucial in maintaining a reliable and safe water system for our residents,” Langerholc said. “It will also ensure that user fees don’t increase dramatically to pay for these improvements.”
The Hastings Municipal Authority project will involve replacement of more than 1,800 feet of water main pipes along sections of Kirkpatrick Street and Spangler Avenue. In Nanty Glo, more than 6,000 feet of cast iron distribution main will be removed and replaced, as will fire hydrants that contain lead.
“Pennsylvania is home to many aging infrastructure systems that are in need of replacement,” said Sankey. “The problem is that doing that comes at a great cost. This funding will help offset the cost for this much-needed improvement and give residents a more reliable and safer system.”
Founded in 1988, PENNVEST provides low-interest loans for design, engineering and construction of publicly and privately owned drinking water distribution and treatment facilities, as well as storm water and wastewater projects.
Representative Tommy Sankey
73rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Pennsylvania State Senate
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