WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) today announced the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has approved the North Warren Municipal Authority’s request for a low-interest loan of $3.19 million, which will fund a key infrastructure project.
Nearly 4,500 feet of new water line will be installed along Hillcrest Drive between the existing pump station and the start of the Hillcrest development. Within the development itself, an additional 6,600 feet of water main will be installed with a pressure-reducing valve vault.
“It can be a huge burden to find more than $3 million in funding for a small town’s water authority,” Rapp said. “But just because North Warren Municipal Authority serves fewer people than big city water departments doesn’t mean its projects are any less important. This PENNVEST loan will give officials the cash they need now, with an interest rate that won’t break the bank.”
PENNVEST funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants from the U.S. 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.
Representative Kathy Rapp
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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