Aug 17, 2020

Pennsylvania County Receives $12.25 Million for Wastewater Improvements

The Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority and the City of Arnold received loans for wastewater projects.

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Approximately $12.25 million will be given to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania for wastewater and storm water projects. 

The Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority and the City of Arnold received loans for wastewater projects and Penn Township received a loan for a storm water project, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The money was part of $66 million invested in 11 drinking water, wastewater and storm water projects across nine counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. 

“Local communities across the commonwealth continue to face tough choices every day as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. “Investing in community infrastructure improvements like these projects demonstrates the strong commitment that we share to rebuild and grow our great commonwealth.”

The Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority received a loan for approximately $11 million, which will pay for installing about 18,000 feet of sanitary sewer line and manholes, as well as stabilizing stream banks. This project intends to eliminate stream pollution and address a Department of Environmental Protection consent order.

The authority expects the work throughout its service area to start in late April next year. It will take 20-24 months to finish, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Penn Township received a loan of approximately $1 million, which will go towards installing about 1,400 feet of new storm water piping and work on existing retention ponds and spillways. The goal is to reduce sediment being released into Bushy Run.

The City of Arnold received a loan of $117,555, which will go toward increasing the size of piping used to send wastewater to the treatment plant. The aim of this project is to reduce sewage overflows into the Allegheny River.

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