Casey, Specter Announce $27 million Loan for Chester County Water System Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Arlen Specter (D-PA) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $27 million loan to the Oxford Area Sewer Authority to protect public health and the environment by making wastewater system improvements. The loans are available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“By investing in water and wastewater projects we can ensure that Pennsylvania families have access to safe drinking water and the environment is protected in communities across the Commonwealth,” said Senator Casey. “It is good to see Recovery Act funds positively impacting Chester County.”

“I am pleased to see stimulus funds being used for water system improvements in Pennsylvania,” said Senator Specter.  “This money will help protect the environment and ensure Pennsylvanians’ access to safe, clean drinking water.”

The loan for the Oxford Area Sewer Authority is part of $445.3 million in ARRA funds announced today by USDA for 89 water and wastewater infrastructure projects in communities across the country.


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