Pashinski announces $2.79 million investment for Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority project

HARRISBURG, July 23 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority is receiving a $2.79 million, low-interest state loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for significant upgrades for stormwater management.

Pashinski said the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority will use the loan for a project that consists of a 600-foot streambank restoration, a two series quarter-acre rain garden, a retrofit of an existing 6.1-acre stormwater basin, and a retrofit of an existing 1.1-acre stormwater basin.

“Congratulations and thank you to the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority for qualifying for these state dollars to continue their efforts to improve our local stream quality and maintain proper storm water management,” Pashinski said. “Projects like this help to prevent devastating flooding and protect water quality as well as improve public safety.”

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

The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds through Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST for review. For more information, please visit