State Grants Support Local Water and Sewer Projects

HARRISBURG – Seven state grants totaling nearly $1.5 million will help finance clean water and sewer projects throughout the region, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

The grant awards included:

  • $200,000 to connect nine homes on Vesta Street to the existing public sewage system in Centerville Borough, Washington County.
  • $200,000 to improve township-wide stormwater management by installing new trunk lines and drain boxes in East Bethlehem Township, Washington County.
  • $218,450 to extend an existing main water line to provide reliable water and fire protection service to Jessop Boat Club in Cumberland Township, Greene County.
  • $85,000 to purchase and install five new sanitary sewer pumps to replace failing units in Monongahela Township, Greene County.
  • $129,000 to purchase and install an emergency generator at Jefferson Pump Station and modify existing generators at Clarksville Hill and Pitt Gas Pump Stations in Jefferson Borough and Township, Greene County and East Bethlehem Township, Washington County.
  • $329,080 to install a mechanical screen and flow meter and make upgrades to damaged pumps in Rices Landing Borough, Greene County.
  • $300,000 to install natural gas generators at several locations in Beaver and Allegheny counties, including Gringo Booster Station, Harper Boosting Station and the water treatment plant.

The grants were awarded as part of the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s PA Small Water and Sewer Program, which provides financial assistance for the construction, improvement, expansion or rehabilitation of water supply or sanitary sewer systems throughout Pennsylvania.

CONTACT:   Colleen Greer (717) 787-1463

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