Apr. 24, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Butler/Lawrence) today announced the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) awarded $5 million in grant and low-interest loan funding to one waterline and one sewer project in Wampum Borough.

The following entities are the beneficiaries of this funding:
• Wampum Borough: $1.6 million grant to upgrade the drinking water system in the borough. Approximately 50 lead service lines will be removed along and near Clyde, Kay and Main streets. New copper service lines will be installed to include relevant appurtenances and restoration.
• Wampum Borough: $3.4 million ($2.39 million grant and $1million loan) to remove the distribution lines near Clyde, Kay, Main and Beaver streets and replace with approximately 9,300 feet of new six-inch ductile iron waterline with miscellaneous accessories and restoration. Approximately 100 feet of the new waterline will be encased in the 12-inch steel pipe.

“Access to clean, safe water is a fundamental element of improved quality of life. It is also a crucial function of government to provide the proper core infrastructure systems to encourage new economic development," said Bernstine. “This is a fine example of state and municipal governments working together to effectively meet the essential needs of our communities and doing so in a way that is fiscally responsible.”

Founded in 1988, PENNVEST provides grants and low-interest loans for design, engineering and construction of publicly and privately owned drinking water distribution and treatment facilities, as well as storm water and wastewater projects.

Representative Aaron Bernstine
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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