Harrisburg – September 18, 2018 – More than $2 million in state grants were approved by a state funding authority for nine projects in his district in Pittsburgh and suburban communities in Allegheny County, state Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) said today. 

Fontana said Small Water and Sewer Projects were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for Reserve Township, Neville Township, Avalon Borough, McKees Rocks, Coraopolis Water and Sewer Authority and West View Water Authority.

“Upgrading our water and sewer systems continues to be a priority,” Fontana said.  “These grants will help complete local projects, improve water quality, make sewer systems more efficient and add to a community’s quality of life.”

Fontana said the projects include:

  • Reserve Township − Irwin Lane Waterline Replacement − $156,995
  • McKees Rocks − Catherine Street Storm Sewer Separation −$194,242
  • Avalon − Sanitary Sewer Improvements −$192,044
  • Neville Township − Neville Road Waterline Improvements −$350,000
  • West View Water Authority − Water Supply Inter-Connection − $416,500
  • Coraopolis − Water and Sewer Howard Street Sanitary Inflow Removal − $200,000

Fontana said that other key grants for recreation (Act 13) were also approved by the CFA.  These include $100,000 for the McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation for work on the Sto-Rox Community Activities Field Project.

Another Act 13 grant approved was for Bellevue Borough.  The $225,000 will be used for the borough’s Memorial Park Project.  The Sports and Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County will also receive a grant ($250,000) for the I-579 Urban Connector Project.

“The state grants are critical for our communities and our region,” Fontana said. “Many of these projects lean heavily on state resources for funding and would not be possible if grant funding was not available.  

“Acquiring state grant funding eases the local tax burden while ensuring that key projects are being completed.”

Fontana said that he was very grateful for the support from the state and he looked forward to continued state assistance.

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