HARRISBURG – The Lake City Municipal Authority will receive a low-interest $4.6 million loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to upgrade its wastewater facilities, Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49) and Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer).
“This project will improve service to customers in Lake City and Girard Township by upgrading and expanding the wastewater facilities,” Wentling said. “The project will also support the local economy by retaining 420 local commercial and industrial jobs.”
Specifically, the project includes the construction of two new aerobic digesters, a sludge press building, the replacement of the existing rotating biological contactors units, the addition of a new lift station and other improvements to the plant.
“This project will eliminate contamination issues resulting from raw or partially treated sewage ending up in Elk Creek, which is a warm water fishery and is renowned as the most popular steelhead tributary in Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie Watershed,” said Laughlin. “Lake City is a small community with the problems that come with aging infrastructure. This PENNVEST funding will support the authority in getting the project completed while reducing the cost burden imposed on ratepayers.”
Founded in 1988, PENNVEST aids communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.
Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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