Jan. 31, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Washington/Allegheny) announced today that an application requesting funds for the Elizabeth Borough Municipal Authority was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

The Elizabeth Borough Municipal Authority was approved for an $8.8 million low-interest loan to install a new pump station with additional wet well and channel capacity to accommodate wet weather flows. The project will reduce wet weather overflows in the Monongahela River, reducing impact on downstream drinking water supplies.

“I am very pleased that the PENNVEST board of directors has recognized the efforts of the Elizabeth Borough Municipal Authority to improve the water quality of the Monongahela River,” said Puskaric. “This low-interest loan will help save the borough money by eliminating the need to explore potentially more costly options. I applaud the authority for seeking out and applying for the loan and congratulate its members on being selected as a recipient. These improvements will benefit many area families and businesses.”

PENNVEST provides grants and low-interest loans to communities across the Commonwealth for sewer, stormwater and water projects. The projects contribute to improving Pennsylvania’s environment and the health of its people, while also providing opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania workers.

For more information on any state-related issue, contact Puskaric’s district office in Jefferson Hills located at 1633 Route 51, Suite G-102, or by calling 412-382-2009. Information can also be found online at RepPuskaric.com or Facebook.com/RepPuskaric.

Representative Mike Puskaric
39th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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