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Thursday, 19 July 2012

A major sewer expansion project in McKean County that will eliminate on-going contamination problems and allow for future economic development in the area around the intersection of Routes 6 and 219 was awarded $4.8 million in state funding today (July 18), according to state Senator Joe Scarnati.

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) approved a $2,383,827 grant and a $2,424,173 low-interest loan for Hamlin Township, according to Senator Scarnati. The township plans to apply the state funding toward its Lantz Corners Comprehensive Sewer Project which includes the installation of 40,800 feet of sanitary sewer lines, 98 manholes, four pumping stations and 17 grinder pumps to serve customers in the area around Lantz Corners (intersection of Routes 6 and 219) and Campbelltown.

“I am pleased PENNVEST is supporting this project that will address serious environmental problems and provide the necessary infrastructure improvements to allow businesses in Lantz Corners to expand and grow,” said Senator Scarnati. “This sewer project, once completed, will open the door to millions of dollars in business development and the creation of a number of new jobs.”

PENNVEST financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state. It is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth.

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