The Philadelphia Water Department is moving forward on a big-ticket, sustainable infrastructure project unlike any seen since federal funding helped the city expand wastewater treatment and meet new Clean Water Act standards in the 1980s.

Construction of the new $100 million preliminary treatment building was green-lighted thanks to a low-interest loan awarded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority’s PENNVEST program. Read more about how this facility and an another green project in Lawncrest will keep billions of gallons of pollution out of our waterways each year: Philly Awarded $107M in Clean Water Infrastructure