HARRISBURG – State Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) is pleased to announce the reception of a pair of Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) awards to two municipalities in the district he represents.
“All the credit goes to the individual township supervisors who are responsible for initiating the grant application process,” said Rigby. “We can advertise these opportunities but they’re the ones to have to step forward and do the heavy lifting. Their interest in maintaining infrastructure for their residents is to be commended.”
The Cresson Township Municipal Authority has expressed a willingness to expand its service to include 45 residential customers in neighboring Munster Township. Thanks to a more than $3.4 million award from PENNVEST, the project will be fully funded, all but less than $12,000 in the form of a grant that will not require repayment.
“Without this money, Munster Township residents were looking at a 79% increase in rates,” Rigby added. “They’ll no longer have to deal with failing septic tanks.”
The Forest Hills Municipal Authority is also receiving an $8.65 million award that will allow replacement of an outdated digestion system and construction of a new building to assist with turning existing landfill product into clean fill.
PENNVEST was founded in 1988 and serves the communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects through low-interest loans and grants.
Questions about this or any state government issue should be directed to Rigby’s Cresson office at 814-886-1055, his Ferndale office at 814-536-9818, or his Somerset County office at 1-814-509-6942.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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