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Funding flowing to Luzerne County for water treatment


Millions in federal funding is coming to a  Luzerne County borough to improve aging infrastructure.

Officials with the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority say this project is much needed as the current lines are old and need a lot of work.

On Wednesday morning, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright's office announced Exeter will get an $8.7 million loan to improve the wastewater and sewer systems.

"This is a story that is replicated all over northeastern Pennsylvania. We haven't been able to invest in our infrastructure, and that extends to the most basic things like storm sewers and sanitary sewers," said Rep. Matt Cartwright, (D) 8th District.

Borough officials say the upgrades are expected to help more than 5,000 homes and businesses within the borough after years of dealing with backup issues.

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