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PA announces $174 million investment


November 12, 2010
By Manure Manager

November 10, 2010,
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Edward G. Rendell recently announced the investment
of $174 million in 27 drinking water and wastewater projects serving
communities in 21 counties.

November 10, 2010,
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Edward G. Rendell recently announced the investment
of $174 million in 27 drinking water and wastewater projects serving
communities in 21 counties.

Of the $174 million total,
$154 million is for low-interest loans and $20 million is offered as grants
from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

Funds for the projects are
disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.

Some of the funded
projects include:

  • Chester County
    Conservation District
    received a $1 million grant to construct facilities that
    will contain and compost animal waste from agricultural operations in the West
    Fallowfield and Lower Oxford Township areas of the county. These facilities
    will reduce nutrient contamination of the local streams and the Chesapeake Bay
    by controlling the storm water runoff from these agricultural operations.
  • Lancaster County
    Conservation District
    received a $240,594 grant to replace an undersized manure
    storage facility with a larger structure that will allow an agricultural
    operation to employ improved manure management practices that will reduce
    nutrient runoff into local streams and the Chesapeake Bay.
  • EnergyWorks BioPower, LLC
    received an $11 million loan to construct a manure collection and treatment
    facility to manage the entire amount of manure produced by a five million egg
    layer facility. This will eliminate the annual hauling of more than 70,000 tons
    of manure and reduce nutrient discharges into the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • Blair County Regional
    Digester received a $10 million loan to construct a facility to treat raw
    manure and milking wastewater from participating farms in the area, reducing
    nutrient contamination of local streams and the Chesapeake Bay.


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