Governor Tom Corbett announced yesterday that the state of Pennsylvania is investing $98 million in water infrastructure projects.
Twenty-three projects will receive the $98 million – $71 million will come from low-interest loans and $27 million will be in form of grants.
The projects include a wide variety of efforts to improve drinking water and wastewater. New pipes to drain storm water runoff, replacing old water mains, trees and swales to control runoff, and upgrading and expanding existing sewage treatment systems are just some of the projects funded with this investment.
With so much of the nation’s water infrastructure in need of repair and replacement, this $98 million is a step in the right direction.
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