Jul. 19, 2023

Hollidaysburg – Loans of nearly $10 million approved today will improve infrastructure in Blair County, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) said.

The package of loans approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) were awarded to the Bellwood Borough Authority and the Hollidaysburg Sewer Authority.

“These projects will improve sewer service to residents and provide needed updates to infrastructure,” Gregory said. “I applaud PENNVEST for recognizing the benefits of this investment in the people of Hollidaysburg and Bellwood.”

The project in Bellwood, which received a $5.8 million loan, is the third and final phase of the authority’s waterline replacement project. This phase includes the installation of approximately 8,560 feet of 8-inch, 10,980 feet of 6-inch, 60 feet of 4-inch, and 10 feet of 3-inch ductile iron water distribution pipes and associated valves, as well as 21 fire hydrants, service connections and appurtenances.

Hollidaysburg will use its $3.9 million to install approximately 2,815 feet of sanitary line and 2,252 feet of storm line along Clark Street and South Juniata Street. The customers of this area are currently served by a combined sewer system that contributes stormwater flows to the Hollidaysburg Sewage Treatment Plant. This project will implement singular sanitary and storm systems to alleviate flows.

The funding was awarded through PENNVEST, which was created by lawmakers in 1988 to provide financial assistance to support community sewer, storm water and drinking water projects.

Representative Jim Gregory
80th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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