A news release issued July 17 regarding PENNVEST funding for Old Lycoming Township included incorrect information about the project being funded. The following is the correct project information.
WILLIAMSPORT – Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) announced today that Old Lycoming Township in Lycoming County will receive a loan of $384,465 through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). Wheeland was an instrumental negotiator and worked with PENNVEST to secure this much-needed funding.
The loan will help the township to purchase a vacuum street sweeper equipped to better clean the sediment and debris from impervious surfaces in accordance with the sediment reduction goals included in three area townships’ Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permits, and prevent pollutants from reaching the waterways. The project is expected to eliminate over 100,000 pounds of sediment in the first permit cycle.
“I’m very pleased that PENNVEST approved this loan for Old Lycoming Township to help us ensure our local waterways in Lycoming County are kept clean and safe for our residents,” said Wheeland. “I’m proud of the vigilance of the local township supervisors who take great care in the upkeep of the area. This new street sweeper will go a long way in maintaining our waterways and keeping residents safe.”
The funding for this equipment originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST for review.
Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Alison Basley
House Republican Communications