July 20, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces $68.1 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 14 Counties Environment, Government That Works, Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $68 million for twenty drinking water, wastewater and non-point source projects across fourteen counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“The PENNVEST Board of Directors today continued its commitment to improving the drinking water consumed every day by citizens all across Pennsylvania while also helping to improve the quality of the Commonwealth’s remarkable system of rivers and streams”, said Governor Wolf. ”These otherwise expensive projects are brought within the financial reach of the communities who received assistance today, due to the low interest rates and grants that PENNVEST is able to offer its funding recipients.”Of the $68.1 million, $46.8 million is allocated for low-interest loans and $21.3 million is awarded through grants.The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.For more information, visit www.pennvest.state.pa.us or call 717-783-6798.A list of project summaries follows. PENNVEST Drinking Water ProjectsAllegheny CountyHarmar Township Municipal Authority received a $1,375,000 loan to make improvements to its drinking water treatment plant as well as replace its deteriorated drinking water storage tank.Oakdale Borough received a $340,495 loan to replace deteriorated conveyance pipe in its system as well as install fifteen new gate valves that are needed for adequate flow control and system maintenance.Beaver CountyMidland Borough Municipal Authority received a $3,549,200 loan and a $4,050,800 grant to install a water intake screen, a pump station and a transmission line that will deliver up to 7 million gallons of water per day from the intake to the authority’s treatment plant.Cambria CountyGlendale Valley Municipal Authority received a $2,750,000 loan to make improvements to its system that will include then installation of approximately 1,000 customer meters that will ensure fair and accurate billing as well as encourage water conservation.Carbon CountyLehighton Water Authority received a $4,593,000 loan to replace almost two miles of water distribution mains, install 11 fire hydrant and make other system connection improvements in order to reduce water losses and increase service reliability.Dauphin CountySteelton Borough Authority received a $3,050,000 loan to install a new 260,000 gallon clear-well as well as the pumps needed to deliver filtered water to the clear-well for storage.Mercer CountyGreenville Borough Municipal Authority received a $2,401,578 loan and a $1,443,422 grant to replace almost two miles of drinking water distribution lines, paint two 750 thousand gallon water storage tanks in order to prevent weathering as well as make numerous other improvements to its water treatment and distribution system.PENNVEST Wastewater ProjectsAdams CountyBiglerville Borough Authority received a $1.1 million loan to upgrade its disinfection system and to make other improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.Cambria CountyJohnstown City received a $5,090,300 loan and a $5,809,700 grant to replace collection pipes, manholes and service laterals in order to reduce storm water inflows into its sanitary sewer system.Dauphin CountyBerrysburg Municipal Authority received a $521,866 loan and a $178,134 grant to replace its entire wastewater treatment system with an upgraded system, as well as convert its existing clarifier into a sludge holding tank.Capital Region Water Authority received a $5.5 million loan to install two 80 million gallons per day filtration screens and make other improvements to its wastewater treatment facility.Erie CountyGreene Township received a $5,996,394 loan and a $4,909,041 grant to replace collection pipes, manholes and service laterals in order to reduce storm water inflows into its sanitary sewer system.Huntingdon CountyPetersburg Borough Sewer Authority received a $2,043,844 loan and a $1,456,156 grant to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant by making improvements to its aeration tank, replacing the existing clarifiers and upgrading the plant’s disinfection system.Lackawanna CountyLackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority received a $3,753,300 loan to replace worn out and inefficient solid waste handling equipment that is beyond its effective useful life.Mercer CountySandy Lake Township received a $307,551 loan and a $310,639 grant to install 29 grinder pumps and construct almost two miles of sewer force main as well as a connection to the borough’s collection system.Northampton CountyBangor Borough Authority received a $1,271,500 loan to repair sewage collection pipes that are subject to frequent line breaks, cracks and collapse, causing combined sewer overflows into Martin’s Creek.Perry CountyHowe Township Municipal Authority received a $2,587,180 loan and a $2,952,820 grant to construct approximately four miles of sewage collection lines and force main with grinder pumps as well as pump stations, in order to convey untreated sewage to Newport Borough’s treatment plant.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement ProjectsLancaster CountyAaron Glick received a $162,520 loan to make improvements such as channels to divert runoff, swales, grassed waterways, fencing and stream crossings, all of which will reduce sediment loadings in Octoraro Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.Christ F. King received a $372,945 loan to install a manure storage tank, a composting facility, roof runoff controls and other improvements that will reduce animal waste runoff into Octoraro Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.Potter CountyMark and Melanie Bachman received a $182,129 grant to construct a wastewater storage tank, upgrade a waste transfer pumping station, install rain gutters and make other storm water control improvements that will reduce nutrient runoff into Ludington Run and the Genesee River.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The Batesville Middle School Bulldogs participated at The Sunman-Dearborn Track Invitational on Tuesday (5-12).Girls Team Results:Sunman Dearborn 118, Greensburg 106, Batesville 75, Benjamin Rush 51, Franklin County 36, Connersville 24, South Dearborn 19, and Greendale 2.Boys Team Results:Greensburg 148.20, Sunman Dearborn 100.20, Batesville 63, Benjamin Rush 44.20, Greendale 34, Connersville 16.40, Franklin County 15, and South Dearborn 10.BMS Track Results – Sunman Dearborn InvitationalCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.
Following the retirement of Seamus Prendergast another long term servant has left the Waterford panel, Shane Walsh has announced his retirement from inter county hurling.Walsh who’s been part of the squad since 2003 says it was time to make up his mind adding he was carrying a few injuries.The Irish Independent is reporting that as well as the retirements of Prendergast and Walsh 6 players have been released including Liam Lawlor, Richie Foley and Jamie Nagle.
DES MOINES — The use of electronic cigarettes and “vaping” products are unsafe at any age, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and Iowa’s governor is exploring her policy options to respond to the problem.Governor Kim Reynolds and her top staff are meeting today to review ideas — including an outright ban on e-cigarettes and vaping cartridges. “I think something like eight states have banned, several by executive order,” Reynolds said during a news conference yesterday. “We talked a lot about educating the public.”The board of health in the state of Washington banned the sale of flavored vaping products last week. Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York and Rhode Island have all approved some form of an electronic cigarette ban. Some of those are being challenged in court. Reynolds told reporters she’s not afraid to use her executive authority to establish a ban in Iowa.“But we’ll take a look at it and see if that makes the most sense and see if that makes the most sense there are other things we can do in the interim before we move to that step,” Reynolds said, “and maybe it’s a multi-stepped process, see if some of the things they’re recommending works in the short term and if we’re not seeing the results that we think we should, maybe that’s something we can look to in the future.”A recent federal survey found 28 percent of high schoolers admitted to regularly using e-cigarettes. There have been 41 vaping-related illnesses reported in Iowa. Reynolds said 34 of those patients had used a vaping cartridge that contained THC, which is an illegal drug.
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