HARRISBURG – Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) today announced that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has approved funding to enhance water service and quality to customers in Alexandria Borough in Huntingdon County.
Alexandria Borough Water Authority will receive a total of $7,330,175 in grant funding and $4,419,285 in the form of a low-interest loan.
“This funding is vital in order to maintain water service to area residents,” said Irvin. “The current system has unfortunately reached the end of its life and is deteriorating and causing delivery and quality issues for those utilizing the system.”
In order to make enhancements to the Robinson Run Reservoir, $2,300,000 of the grant money will be used for the installation of a wall along the entire depth and perimeter of the dam, a new intake control structure, a 12-inch water transmission main to the water treatment plant, and a new reservoir overflow and spillway.
Other needed improvements that will make use of the remaining grant money and loan will be used to install approximately 40,000 feet of waterline, 55 fire hydrants, 75 shutoff/gate valves, 395 water meter replacements, a new water storage tank, rehabilitation to an existing water storage tank, a new system control valve vault, two membrane skid rehabilitations, valve and actuator replacements, new chemical feed systems, a new pre-strainer on the raw waterline, electrical and supervisory control, and data acquisition upgrades.
Founded in 1988, PENNVEST provides low-interest loans for design, engineering and construction of publicly and privately owned drinking water distribution and treatment facilities, as well as storm water and wastewater projects.
Representative Rich Irvin
81st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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