Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority Receives $3.42 million in PENNVEST Funding for System Upgrades

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today awarded a $3.42 million loan to the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority, in Armstrong County, to make various improvements to its water system, according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and state Rep. Abby Major (R-60).

“The reliability of the treatment plant needs to be improved, and the system needs other enhancements as well,” said Pittman, a member of the PENNVEST Board. “The funding will ensure these upgrades can be made.”

“I’m pleased to work with Sen. Pittman to support this worthwhile project,” Major said. “Clean, safe and reliable water is essential for daily life. These upgrades will ensure that area residents continue to have this service for many years to come.”

The project intends to update the water treatment plant’s controls as well as add an air scour to the plant’s filters to better wash the filter media. Additionally, a portion of the funding will be used to replace a 300,000-gallon water tank, paint two other tanks and install mixers on all six of the system’s water tanks.  

PENNVEST is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth. Financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state as well as proceeds from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee legislation, Act 13 of 2012.


Contacts:      Jeremy Dias (Sen. Pittman)      

                        Tracy Polovick (Rep. Major)    


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