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Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure Featured Category - Wastewater
Pennsylvania retains the unfortunate title as the state with the most combined sewer overflows, which threatens the health of our public.
Aging wastewater management systems discharge billions of gallons of raw sewage into Pennsylvania’s surface waters each year. The average age of most sewer systems is approaching 70 years with many having pipes over 100 years old. Over 1.6 million homes in PA are served by on-lot systems with failure rates of nearly 20%. Half of the State’s Sewage Facilities Plans are over 20 years old. It is estimated that the Commonwealth has a funding gap of $8.4 billion over the next 10 years to repair existing systems, upgrade existing systems to meet regulatory requirements, control Combined Sewer Overflows, address Sanitary Sewer Overflows, and construct new or expand existing systems and treatment facilities to meet increasing demands. Available funding over that time is estimated to be $900 million, approximately 10% of the required annual investment.
***We will be featuring a category from the Report Card each month, so check back regularly.***
2018 Report Card for PA's Infrastructure Has Been Released!
All grades and supporting information can be found by clicking the image below.
Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project Tour with the SEI
Members of the Central PA Section and Penn State University SEI Graduate Student Chapter visited this major transporation project in PennDOT District 3-0 back in October. A very special thank you to PennDOT for an informative and picturesque tour of the 4,545’ long, 90’ wide, 180’ high river bridge construction site.