HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today awarded $944,000 in funding to the Borough of Midland to make improvements to its existing stormwater management infrastructure, according to Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47).
The project will involve the installation of approximately 150 feet of 48-inch High Density Polyethylene line inside the existing failing 72-inch storm sewer line which runs under railroad tracks and is eroding the hillside near the tracks. Additionally, the space between the old pipe and new pipe will be filled, 375 feet of existing sewer line will be re-lined with shotcrete, two manholes will be installed and slope stabilization, to address the hillside erosion, will occur.
“This sewer line that runs to the Ohio River continues to deteriorate and it’s causing problems for the railroad property through which it carries most of Midland’s stormwater,” said Vogel. “The project will help to address those issues and improve stormwater management for Midland Borough.”
PENNVEST is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth. Financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state as well as proceeds from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee legislation, Act 13 of 2012.
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