Greenville receives state grant, loan to replace deteriorated stormwater collection system

HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Mark Longietti announced that Greenville will receive a state grant and low-interest loan totaling $995,000 to replace a deteriorated section of its stormwater collection system.

The funding, approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, will enable the borough to replace 1,254 linear feet of stormwater sewer pipe, install 16 new catch basins and build an outfall headwall.

"After a torrential rain fall last year, a section of Greenville’s stormwater collection system under Brackin Alley collapsed, opening several sinkholes and sending sediment into the Shenango River," said Longietti, D-Mercer. "This funding will help the borough replace both pipe that collapsed and other deteriorated sections of the collection system in Brackin Alley."

Pennvest will give the borough a $497,500 grant and a $497,500 low-interest loan. The term of the loan is 20 years, with a 1 percent interest rate.

An independent agency, Pennvest funds sewer, stormwater and drinking water projects throughout the state. These projects contribute to improving Pennsylvania's environment and the health of residents, as well as provide opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania workers.