HARRISBURG – The Bradford City Water Authority has been awarded an $11.5 million low-interest loan by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) and Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25) announced today.
The loan will be used for construction of a second water transmission main between the water filtration plant and reservoir No. 4. The project will help prevent a repeat of the February 2015 catastrophic water line break that left the city without water for five days.
“This is a much-needed investment to ensure the people of Bradford and surrounding communities who are served by the city authority continue to have a safe and reliable water supply,” Causer said. “I commend the authority for pursuing this vital improvement to its infrastructure.”
“Water systems are extremely vital to the health of a community, but very expensive to build and maintain,” Scarnati said. “I’m very pleased that this assistance was approved by PENNVEST and will provide support for improvements for the Bradford City Water Authority. The funding will certainly be a crucial part of helping to safeguard our local water supplies and protect public health.”
The new water transmission main will consist of approximately 35,000 feet of 24-inch PVC waterline, valves and other waterline appurtenances. In addition to providing a redundant water transmission main with functioning shutoff valves, it will also allow the authority to complete a much-needed rehabilitation or replacement of the existing main, which was installed in 1955.
Since its inception in 1988, PENNVEST has served communities and citizens by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects across the Commonwealth.
Representative Martin T. Causer
67th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Senator Joe Scarnati
25th District, Pennsylvania Senate
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