- Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today that Harford Township will be seeing improvements to its water treatment plant thanks to a low-interest loan awarded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
“Having access to quality water is crucial to the health and well-being of the residents of our communities,” said Fritz. “I am more than pleased to see this funding approved to upgrade necessary components of this water treatment facility so that the residents of Harford Township can continue to have access to quality water services they expect and deserve.”
Harford Township has received a $2.1 million low-interest loan to rehabilitate and upgrade an existing wastewater treatment plant, including the addition of mechanical screening, aeration tank modifications, a new circular clarifier, and a stand-by generator.
The project will eliminate the risk of untreated or inadequately treated effluent into Nine Partners Creek and will improve wastewater treatment quality.
The funding this project originates from a combination of state funds 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.