19 pa. counties to share $98 million for water infrastructure projects

    Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett announced today 19 counties in the state will share $98 million in PENNVEST funding for non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects.

    Locally, Chester and Delaware counties received a combined $2,761,266.
    With that money, the Chester County Conservation District will undertake 10 projects to reduce nutrient runoff into streams. Delaware County will contain wastewater runoff from a mushroom farm that’s contaminating Naaman’s Creek and the Southern Delaware County Authority will repair sanitary sewer lines and manholes.

    Allegheny, Columbia, Lancaster, Centre, Clarion, Erie, Mercer, Schuylkill, Somerset, Cambira, Clinton, Lebanon, Lehigh, Perry, Snyder, Washington and Westmoreland counties will also receive part of the money.

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