Longietti: $9 million loan secured to improve Greenville water service

Project will replace and relocate pump station, replace lead service lines

HERMITAGE, April 20 – Better water service is on tap for Greenville residents, thanks to a $9 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today.

Longietti said the loan to Greenville Water Authority will fund a project to replace and relocate the Hadley Road Booster Pump Station and replace approximately 25,600 linear feet of leaded-joint, cast-iron pipe with polyvinyl chloride mains and 272 service connections, including 32 known/suspected lead service lines. 

“The new pump station and service lines will improve the delivery and safety of drinking water for Greenville," Longietti said. “The Hadley Road Booster Pump Station was built during the early 1900s and is long overdue for replacement. The new station, which will be installed near UPMC Horizon Hospital, will be more efficient and better at reducing unwanted disinfection byproducts in the water. The installation of a new, permanent generator at the site will ensure a continuous, reliable water supply to customers.

“The new service lines will replace the existing cast-iron pipes and lead joints that had a history of leaks and water main breaks and will give residents better peace of mind in knowing that their drinking water is free of contaminants.”

Longietti said the project will also include replacing fire hydrants, service lines, interconnections to side streets and related valves and appurtenances – including many known to contain lead.

The existing system serves nearly 2,500 residential customers.

The low-interest loan will cover 100% of the estimated project cost for Greenville, which is an Act 47 Distressed Community.

The loan is for a term of 240 months, with a 1% interest rate for the interest-only period and first 5 years of amortization, increasing to 1.743% from years six through maturity. The low-interest loan funding will provide the grant equivalent of nearly $2 million over the life of the loan.     

The funding is part of a package to 13 projects statewide. More information about the funding is available here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-199-million-investment-in-water-infrastructure-projects-in-11-counties/