– State Rep. Mike Jones (R-York Township) announced today that Shrewsbury Borough is receiving a $1 million loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), in order to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to maintenance of local wastewater treatment facilities.
“These funds will pay the borough’s share of necessary construction improvements to the New Freedom Borough wastewater treatment facility,” said Jones. “While the treatment plant is located in Railroad Borough and operated solely by New Freedom Borough, it treats sanitary waste generated by the residents of Railroad Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township and Hopewell Township.
“These improvements to the plant are necessary to ensure continued service and proper water treatment for our communities.”
The funding for these projects originates from a combination of special obligation revenue bonds that were 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.
All told, $136 million is being invested in 17 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across 17 Pennsylvania counties.
Questions about this or any state government issue may be directed to Jones’ district office at 717-428-9889.
Representative Mike Jones
93rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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