50% or lower
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Aging wastewater management systems discharge billions of gallons of untreated sewage into Pennsylvania's surface waters each year. In fact, Pennsylvania has the greatest number of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) of any state. The Commonwealth must invest $28 billion over the next 20 years to repair existing systems, meet clean water standards, and build or expand existing systems to meet increasing demands. The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority's (PENNVEST) budget in 2013 for grant and loan awards for sewer projects is $335 million dollars, less than 25 percent of the required annual investment. In 2013, Pennsylvania's appropriation from the federal Clean Water Act also decreased to $53 million.Read the full report (PDF) Read about contributors to this report.