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Waynesboro gets $11.1 million loan for wastewater treatment upgrades

July 20, 2011

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority Wednesday approved an $11.1 million loan for improvements to the Waynesboro Borough Authority's wastewater treatment plant, according to a news release from state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York.

"Wastewater treatment is not only an important quality of life issue in our communities, but also a major consideration for businesses that are considering expanding or relocating in our area," Alloway said. "Upgrading our wastewater treatment capacity is vital to promoting economic growth in the region."

PENNVEST is an independent state agency that provides financial assistance to upgrade sewer, water, stormwater and drinking-water projects throughout Pennsylvania.

Borough of Waynesboro sewer customers have experienced two significant rate increases in the past year to pay for plant upgrades.

Borough officials said their plant expansion is necessary to meet changing Chesapeake Bay discharge requirements.

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