More than $675,000 in Grant Funding Approved for Seven Local Sewer Projects, Brewster says

Harrisburg – March 29, 2017 – More than $675,000 in grant funding has been approved for seven sewer rehabilitation projects in the Allegheny Valley, Mon Valley, South Hills and east suburbs, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland).

The funding was approved for sewer projects in Clairton, Monroeville, North Versailles, West Elizabeth, New Kensington, Pleasant Hills and Versailles.  The funds were approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer program.

“The grant funding will help deliver sewer upgrades for communities stretching from the Allegheny Valley, through the east suburbs, in the Mon Valley and into South Hills communities,” Brewster said.  “Accessing state grant funds defrays local costs and helps communities pay for critical upgrades.

“I am pleased that our work to generate state funding for these projects was successful.”

Brewster said that the projects set to receive a portion of the Small Water and Sewer Funds include:

  • Clairton Municipal Authority: Grant funding of $85,750 to pay for the installation of corrugated pipe to address storm water infiltration along Beech Alley and Waddell Avenue;
  • Monroeville Municipal Authority: $94,550 in grant funds to rehabilitate 5,500 linear feet of sewer line to repair structural defects and eliminate ground water infiltration;
  • North Versailles Township Sanitary Authority: $29,115 in state grants to replace 523 linear feet of sewer line and four manholes in the Hoffman Road rear line.  This will stop storm water infiltration into the sewer system;
  • West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority: Grant funding of $19,800 to install a low pressure sanitary force main to serve residents on Fourth Street Extension.  This project ensures sewage treatment for five homes that will be unable to connect to a new treatment facility;
  • Municipal Authority of the City of New Kensington: $347,325 grant funding for sanitary and storm line separation as part of the Parkway Drive project.   The project includes the installation of 1,350 of 15-inch storm line;
  • Pleasant Hills Authority: $89,625 state grant funding to line the sewer interceptor in the Lewis Run and Lick Run area to reduce inflow and infiltration into the sewer system and untreated wastes into groundwater and surface water;
  • Versailles Borough: Grant funding in the amount of $33,835 to repair structural defects within the sanitary sewer system, including the raising of 3 manholes and the installation of one manhole to improve access to the sewer system.

Brewster indicated that $22 million will be distributed across the state as a part of the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program in this funding round.

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