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State Rep. Phyllis Mundy
Mundy announces $216,609 state grant for local storm water project
HARRISBURG, Nov. 9 – State Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Luzerne, today announced West Wyoming Borough will receive a $216,609 state grant through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.
Mundy said the funding will allow the borough to move forward with reconstructing and replacing its aging storm water system to alleviate flooding and backups, as well as reduce costly emergency response services in flood prone areas. The funding is in addition to a $433,218 grant she helped secure last year through H2O PA.
"These repairs and upgrades are vital to mitigating future flood damage for residents and businesses, and I am pleased the project can finally get off the ground," Mundy said.
In addition to West Wyoming, the project will also benefit Exeter and Swoyersville residents that live along the areas of Ferretti Drive and Atherton Park.
Pennvest is an independent agency of the Commonwealth that funds sewer, storm water and drinking water projects statewide through federal grants and loans to improve the environment and public health. Projects funded by Pennvest also improve opportunities for economic growth and create jobs for Pennsylvania's workers.