HARRISBURG – This morning’s financial decision by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) will allow the City of Johnstown to complete an important infrastructure project, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).
“Today’s nearly $11 million award will lead to the culmination of Johnstown’s effort to address sanitary sewer overflows by replacing nearly 26,000 feet of sewer line,” Rigby said. “This is the last of 16 targeted projects within city limits that will answer the need to correct a basic piece of infrastructure.”
PENNVEST, which was founded in 1988, serves the communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects. Its commitment to the city is broken down into a more than $6.5 million grant and a more than $4.3 million loan, the latter to be paid back over a three-year period.
“Adequate disposal of sewage is an obvious basic need of communities,” added Rigby. “Addressing aging infrastructure is a problem many municipalities are being forced to face and this money will be put to good use.”
Questions about this or any state government issue should be addressed to Rigby’s district office at 814-536-9818.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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