Flynn delivers $2.5 million for storm sewage project in Scranton

LACKAWANNA, Jan.  20 – Demonstrating again the effectiveness of state Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, at delivering state funding to provide local infrastructure enhancements, a $2.5 million Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority loan has been awarded to Lace Building Affiliates for a project in Scranton.

Flynn said the PENNVEST loan will be used to install more than 5,000 feet of storm sewer pipe, a 200-gallon rain barrel that will be used for a garden, eight manholes, 39 inlets and two underground detention basins.

“Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not quickly soak into the ground. Therefore, investing in upgrades will help reduce the potential of it becoming an environmental or health problem,” Flynn said.

The mixed residential/commercial project includes dozens of two-and three-bedroom townhouses from new construction and one-bedroom loft apartments in redeveloped buildings to a daycare, community garden, restaurant, coffee shop, yoga studio, dog park, bike-rental shop and event space for weddings and concerts. The plan is expected to include 120 residential units.

Since 1988, PENNVEST has served communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects.

These projects not only contribute to improving Pennsylvania's environment and the health of its people, but also provide opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania's workers.

PENNVEST's low-cost financial assistance helps ensure the water that is consumed every day by thousands of Pennsylvanians safe to drink. It helps clean rivers and streams in communities for the enjoyment of state residents and protects the state’s natural resources. PENNVEST funding also assists businesses to locate and expand their operations in Pennsylvania to create permanent, well-paying jobs for working people.

For more information on PENNVEST, residents can visit the PENNVEST website: https://www.pennvest.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.