Apr. 24, 2024

HARRISBURG – A combination of grants and low-interest loans awarded today will support important infrastructure development within the 106th District, according to Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin).

For Derry Township Municipal Authority, the combination of a $10.2 million loan and $4.2 million grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) will allow for key improvements at the Clearwater Road wastewater treatment plant.

Derry Township Municipal Authority sought the funding to make upgrades that will serve current and future sewer customers.

An additional $2.9 million loan will aid Hershey Lumberyard LLC in its ongoing project to redevelop the former lumberyard into short-term housing for employees and recent graduates associated with Milton Hershey School as well as Hershey Entertainment and Resorts. The loan will not only address stormwater pipes and manholes, but also streetscape improvements that include 81 new trees and 28 new shrubs.

“When I advocate for projects like these, I do so with a focus on what infrastructure will benefit our children and grandchildren. These initiatives will lay the foundation to serve greater Hershey for years to come,” Mehaffie said.

Established in 1988, PENNVEST provides capital funding for drinking water, sewer, stormwater and non-point source pollution prevention projects that benefit the health, safety, environment and economic development of the Commonwealth. The 20-year loans have interest rates ranging from 1.7 to 2.1 percent.

Representative Tom Mehaffie
106th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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