HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today announced a $391,000 sewer grant has been awarded to the South Strabane Township Sanitary Authority to replace an aging sewer line.
O’Neal advocated for the funding through the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Small Water and Sewer Program. The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program offers grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects and can be used to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.
“It was important to have this sewer line replaced as breaks during the past several years have caused untreated sewage to be discharged near the Chartiers Creek,” O’Neal said. “This project will not only benefit nearby residents, but also those who live downstream. Preventing contamination such as this needs to be our highest priority.”
The grant will replace 4,000 feet of a 10-inch ductile iron force main with a 14-inch PVC force main. This section of sewer main along Chartiers Creek from Pike Street to Country Club Road has experienced numerous breaks in recent years as the condition of the ductile iron pipe has deteriorated significantly.
The 48th Legislative District in Washington County includes the city of Washington; Chartiers, North Franklin, North Strabane and South Strabane townships; and Canonsburg, East Washington and Houston boroughs.
Representative Tim O’Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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