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Davis-Bacon Wage Rate Requirement

It is the responsibility of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to implement the Davis-Bacon Wage Rate requirements as it applies to the recipients of funding provided by the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs. These programs are administered in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

In accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act, wage rate compliance requires workers to be paid wages and fringe at rates not less than what is specified by the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL). There is only one exception to this requirement. Davis-Bacon wage rate requirements do not apply to Non-Point Source (NPS) projects in the Clean Water SRF program.


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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Clean Water
Municipal Finance Section
Division of Municipal Facilities
P.O. Box 8774
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774
Phone: 717-705-4090