Harrisburg, July 22, 2020 Upgrades to Fleetwood Borough’s Water Distribution System will be completed thanks to $3.5 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) said today.

“This state funding will help Fleetwood Borough replace a leaking water line and ensure reliable and safe drinking water for system customers,” Schwank said. “I commend local officials for their ongoing efforts to improve borough infrastructure, which will benefit local residents today and for decades to come.” 

The $3.5 million, low-interest loan was approved by PENNVEST to replace 8,250 feet of 6-inch ductile iron and cement-lined piping, which serves more than 1,700 residents.

PENNVEST funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards.