HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) today announced that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has approved the Forest Hills Municipal Authority’s request for a loan of $4,467,500, which will fund a sewage upgrade project in Forest Hills Borough and Adams Township. The loan will have a 1% interest rate for the first five years of repayment, followed by a 1.743% rate for the remainder of the term, which is scheduled for 20 years.
The project will extend service from Forest Hills Borough to 145 customers in Adams Township with aged on-lot systems. The malfunction rate of these sites was found to be 83%. Service will be extended via 23,000 feet of gravity collection and 1,900 feet of force main as well as manholes, a pump station and associated electrical upgrades necessary to pump the sewage to the existing gravity sewer system.
“I’m extremely happy to see these funds being provided to improve the infrastructure of our community,” said Rigby. “Quality infrastructure is vital to the quality of life and economic success of any area, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts this project has on Adams Township.”
PENNVEST funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Kevin DiGuiseppe
717.260.6419 (office), 610.937.4679 (cell)