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PENNVEST Homeowner Septic Program

Borton-Lawson Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer David Wieller attended a PENNVEST  outreach event this week hosted by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. The event focused on funding and the types of projects which are applicable.

Speakers from the Planning Commission, Lehigh County Conservation District, DEP and PENNVEST covered topics related to non-point source, storm water, wastewater, drinking water project development, funding and implementation.

PENNVEST is Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure Investment Authority that funds sewer, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the Commonwealth. PENNVEST’s low cost financial assistance helps make 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 our citizens and the protection of our natural resources.

Typically, this type of funding is used for large municipal projects such as wastewater treatment plant upgrades, but it also applies to a much smaller scale of projects. The PENNVEST Homeowner Septic Program is a low-interest loan to qualified homeowners who need to repair or replace their individual, on-lot sewage disposal system or hook up to a new public sewer system. This low-cost financing option is funded by PENNVEST and administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.