HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved $172 million through the H2O PA program to fund 160 water infrastructure projects in 51 counties.
"Pennsylvania's limited construction season gives urgency to the projects approved this week. I am glad we were able to quickly and efficiently get these critical funds into the hands of our communities," said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. "These investments will be a great help to cash-strapped municipalities that need to upgrade their aging and deteriorating water infrastructure systems."
H2O PA provides grants for flood control projects, construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects and high hazard or unsafe dam projects.
The new awards range from a $52,405 grant to make improvements to an inefficient sewer system in Montgomery County to a $4 million grant to construct five pump stations in Northumberland County.
The projects approved this week are in the following counties: Adams, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York.
For a complete list of projects and their descriptions please visit www.newpa.com, search keyword "CFA," and follow the link titled "H2O PA Annual Report."
For more information about the H2O PA program, or other programs administrated through the Department of Community and Economic Development, call 1-866-466-3972 or visit www.newpa.com.
Media contacts: Steven Kratz, 717-783-1132
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development