HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced approval of state funding in the amount of $6.8 million for a wastewater treatment plant replacement project in Westfield Borough, Tioga County.
“These types of projects might not be glamorous, but they are essential to public health and safety,” said Owlett. “I am grateful Westfield was selected to receive this funding, which will help take some of the financial pressure off of local taxpayers.”
Funding will be awarded to the borough through a $2.9 million low-interest loan and a $3.9 million grant issued by PENNVEST.
Funding for the project will help cover costs for a new influent pump station, a mechanically cleaned influent screen, a bypassbar screen, an aerated grit removal system, an oxidation ditch, two secondary clarifiers, two sludge digestion tanks, a chemical feed system and a new chlorine disinfection system.
PENNVEST funds sewer, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the state. These projects not only contribute to improving Pennsylvania’s environment and the health of its people; they also provide opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania workers.
Representative Clint Owlett
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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