WELLSBORO, PA. (WENY) -- The Wellsboro Municipal Authority received a state grant from Pennsylvania to replace its chlorine gas disinfection system with a new ultraviolet disinfection system. This comes amid new rules for NPDES permit chlorine concentration discharge levels.

The Commonwealth is giving the authority $1,024,000 in grant money and a loan of $108,100 to complete the project. Pennsylvania officials say this will improve the safety of those that work at the water treatment plant, the community and Marsh Creek by reducing potential chlorine leaks.

The money is part of a $194.3 million statewide investment into water infrastructure projects.