– Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) announced today that East Pennsboro Township Authority was awarded a $500,000 Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) loan to cover the cost of a municipal authority non-point source project. Non-point source water pollution includes pollution from diffused sources including runoff from farms, managed forests and urban areas. Such pollution may be caused by snowmelt and rainfall runoff.
The project is an evaluation and design phase for the installation and improvement of stormwater infrastructure and the establishment of a fee structure to support funding the design and construction of improvements.
“I am pleased to see our local communities taking the lead on waterway conservation and making water quality a top priority of their work,” said Rothman. “I want to thank the township supervisors, especially George Tyson, for bringing this important project to my attention. I am proud to join their efforts by working to increase state support for such projects, as townships are the best on-the-ground resources for our community’s needs – including clean and safe water supplies.”
PENNVEST funds sewer, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the state. These projects not only contribute to improving Pennsylvania’s environment and the health of its people; they also provide opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania workers.
Representative Greg Rothman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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