Local Water/Sewer Projects Receive $3 Million in State Funding

Several major infrastructure improvement projects in the 47th Senatorial District were awarded a total of $3,040,918 in state funding by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today (August 17), according to Senator Elder Vogel.

“These grants represent a significant investment by the state in the development and rehabilitation of water and sewer systems serving communities across my Senate district,” Senator Vogel said. “These are essential projects that will upgrade these systems, expand service and improve the quality of life in those communities. These grants will help defray the costs of the projects and reduce the burden that otherwise would have fallen on local ratepayers.”

The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

Beaver County

Beaver County was awarded a $488,750 Small Water & Sewer Program grant to extend sanitary sewer service to properties in Hopewell and Center townships. The project, which includes the installation of 2,164 feet of sewer lines, will facilitate an industrial development project at the proposed Stefanik Industrial Park. The total project cost is estimated at $575,000.

The Brighton Township Sewage Authority was awarded a $261,015 Small Water & Sewer Program grant for pump station improvements to address the demands created by population growth in the area. The total project cost is estimated at $342,371.

The Economy Borough Municipal Authority received a $210,000 Small Water & Sewer Program grant to rehabilitate the sanitary sewer system for the Sunset Hills neighborhood in the northern section of its service area. The total project cost is estimated at $500,000.

Harmony Township was awarded a $200,000 Small Water & Sewer Program grant for the replacement of storm and sanitary sewers along 8th Street in Harmony. The joint project between Harmony Township and the township municipal authority will replace deteriorated terra cotta and cast iron piping. The total project cost is estimated at $301,953.

New Sewickley Township received a $230,000 Small Water & Sewer Program grant to construct a storm sewer system to serve Green Valley Park. The township plans to install approximately 1,500 feet of sewer pipe. The total project cost is estimated at $300,000.

Patterson Township was awarded a $226,128 Small Water & Sewer Program grant to replace storm sewer pipes along Lindsay Drive and south of Darlington Avenue to address flooding in the area. The project involves the installation of 1,010 feet of pipe. The total project cost is estimated at $266,034.

The Rochester Area Joint Sewer Authority was awarded a $150,025 Small Water & Sewer Program grant to assist with the Beaver River Interceptor Rehabilitation project. The project will rehabilitate approximately 1,800 feet of sewer lines. The total project cost is estimated at $176,500.

Butler County

Zelienople Borough was awarded a $325,000 Small Water & Sewer Program grant to install 1180 feet of sewer pipes along Beaver Street and South Clay Street. The project will address flooding during wet weather events. The total project cost is estimated at $400,000.

Lawrence County

The New Castle Sanitation Authority was awarded a $750,000 H2O PA – Water Supply, Sewer & Stormwater program grant for upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant. The total project cost is estimated at $32 million. The project previously received funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

The authority also received a $200,000 Small Water & Sewer Program grant to rehabilitate 7,048 feet of sanitary sewer lines in New Castle and Union Township. The total project cost is estimated at $498,770.

CONTACT:               Matt Parido                 mparido@pasen.gov