Vogel Announces Over $6.3 Million in State Infrastructure Grants for Beaver and Lawrence Counties

HARRISBURG – Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47) today announced over $6.3 million in state infrastructure grants have been awarded to the Beaver County Conservation District (Beaver County) and Wampum Borough (Lawrence County).

“It is great to see the continued investments into the 47th District, especially when it comes to investing in water line and stormwater improvement projects that are a priority in our area,” said Vogel. “Maintaining all aspects of our local infrastructure is a crucial part of providing a safe community for our residents to thrive in.”

Beaver County

Beaver County Conservation District was awarded over $1.3 million for the Wright Brothers Dairy Farm project which will include new feeding and resting areas as well as a cattle walkway to minimize erosion and sedimentation. Manure collection facilities for both solid and liquid manure, a waste storage facility, a silage bag pad, and gravel access areas around the buildings will also be added. A grassed waterway will provide a stabilized channel to convey stormwater from the upslope fields. Stormwater runoff will be collected and treated with stormwater Best Management Practices.

Lawrence County

Wampum Borough was awarded $3.4 million to remove existing distribution lines along and near Clyde, Kay. Main, and Beaver Streets and replaced with approximately 9,300 feet of new six-inch ductile iron water line with miscellaneous appurtenances and restoration. Approximately 100 feet of the new water line will be encased in 12-inch steel pipe.

Additionally, Wampum Borough was awarded $1.6 million to remove approximately 50 lead service lines along and near those same streets in the borough’s drinking water system. New 0.75-inch copper service lines will be installed to include relevant appurtenances and restoration.

The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), an independent state agency providing financial assistance to fund construction of drinking water, sewer and stormwater projects. 

CONTACT: Abby Chiumento, 717-787-3076

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