TOWANDA, Pa. (WETM) – A $ 2.2 million state investment has been allocated to the Towanda Borough Municipal Authority for the Borough of Borough Water Line Replacement Project. Monroe.
The investment was announced by State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Representative Tina Pickett.
The Monroe Borough section of the authority’s water supply system was installed in the early 1900s and is made of materials containing lead. The state grant will allow the authority to remove approximately 7,600 feet of existing 10-inch and 6-inch diameter lead-containing cast iron pipe and associated service connections, and replace them with ductile iron pipe. 10 inch and 8 inch diameter and lead-free, service connections and side lines.
âAs we examine the aging infrastructure of many of our local communities, it has never been more important to support their efforts to improve water quality through improved systems,â said Yaw. âMonroe Borough’s public water supply system needs major upgrades over the iron pipes that were originally installed. This funding will ensure safe and potable drinking water for years to come. “
âAlthough there is very little lead in drinking water, replacing these old pipes will now eliminate the possibility of a serious health threat developing later,â said Pickett. âI am pleased that the project has been recognized as worthy of state funding and I commend the authority for requesting assistance to complete this important upgrade of the water supply system.
The loan was approved today by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). PENNVEST was established by Law 16 of 1988 and is an independent Commonwealth agency providing financial assistance to fund the construction of drinking water, sewer and stormwater projects in communities across Pennsylvania.