Freeman announces $3.4 million Pennvest investment for Easton Suburban Water Authority

HARRISBURG, April 19 – State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, announced today a $3.4 million investment through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.

 

The over $3 million low-interest loan would allow the Easton Suburban Water Authority, which serves parts of Northampton County, to replace approximately 1.6 miles of distribution piping, and install control valves, hydrants and service laterals.

 

"The Easton Suburban Water Authority's existing distribution facilities serve a population of 96,000 and are in need of upgrading. It’s no longer able to supply reliable water pressure during peak demand or meet recommended fire flows," Freeman said.

 

While consistent with land use and farmland preservation efforts, this project would provide a number of major advantages. Our area would benefit from the prevention of further deterioration within its water supply and protection against health hazards. It would also improve documented low flows for drinking water and fire flow uses. 

 

Pennvest provides low-interest loans for the design, engineering and construction of publicly and privately owned drinking water distribution and treatment facilities, storm water conveyance and wastewater treatment and collection systems.