Casey, Specter Announce over $51.7 million in Loans for Northumberland 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 $51,772,400 in loans to two Northumberland County projects to protect public health and the environment by improving water quality and public sanitation services. 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 Northumberland 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 loans for Northumberland County projects are part of $445.3 million in ARRA funds announced today by USDA for 89 water and wastewater infrastructure projects in communities across the country.

Shamokin-Coal Township is receiving a $17,640,000 loan for wastewater system improvements.

Milton Regional Sewer Authority is receiving a $34,132,400 loan  for wastewater system improvements.