HARRISBURG – Clean water and an improved quality of life for residents of Munster Township are about to be realized thanks to action taken by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST), according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset).
“The Cresson Township Municipal Authority has been awarded $1.85 million by PENNVEST to immediately pay for a new waterline which will be extended to serve 45 residential households in Munster Township in a number of ways,” said Rigby. “I applaud authority officials for pursuing financial assistance and being successful in obtaining this funding.”
The installation of more than 18,000 feet of water main will not only improve water quality in the township by eliminating the need for private wells, but also upgrade safety through installation of several fire hydrants.
“Without this action by PENNVEST, customers of the authority were facing a more than 200% increase in their water bills,” Rigby added.
PENNVEST serves the communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects.
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Rigby’s Cresson office at 1-814-886-1055 or his Ferndale office at 1-814-536-9818.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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