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25 Pa. Code § 963.9. Water project evaluation criteria.

§ 963.9. Water project evaluation criteria.

 The following are water project evaluation criteria:

   (1)  Public health.

     (i)   Elimination of an ongoing public health hazard.

     (ii)   Elimination of a periodic or potential health hazard.

     (iii)   Preventive maintenance—related to health hazards.

   (2)  Public safety.

     (i)   Elimination of an ongoing safety hazard.

     (ii)   Elimination of a periodic or potential safety hazard.

     (iii)   Preventive maintenance—related to safety hazards.

   (3)  Economic development.

     (i)   Development activity and job creation/retention resulting directly or indirectly from the project.

     (ii)   Opportunity to use other State programs, such as the Business Infrastructure Development, Site Development and Community Facilities programs, to fund the project.

     (iii)   Degree of local distress in the county where the project is located.

   (4)  Compliance-improvement in water system compliance.

   (5)  Environmental and social impact.

     (i)   Beneficial environmental and social impacts.

     (ii)   Beneficial environmental impact only.

     (iii)   Beneficial social impact only.

   (6)  Adequacy and efficiency.

     (i)   Increase in availability of water, consolidation of systems, water conservation or improvement in aesthetic water quality.

     (ii)   The ongoing ability of the applicant to operate and maintain the project facilities and system.

     (iii)   An increase in the reliability of service.

     (iv)   Efficiency of the proposed solution when compared with other alternatives.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  963.7 (relating to application procedure); and 25 Pa. Code §  963.11 (relating to eligible costs).

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