PITTSBURGH, PA − September 18, 2018 − Senator Jay Costa and Representative Tony DeLuca today announced the award of more than $500,000 for local water and sewer projects.

“The quality of water infrastructure is a critical issue, at the national and local level,” said Senator Costa. “These municipalities submitted feasible plans to improve their sanitation systems, sewers, and pipes. I’m glad we could help those plans become a reality for our constituents.”

The Municipality of Penn Hills will receive $418,200 for Phase II of its Lime Hollow project; Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority (WPJWA) will receive $110,517 for a road storage tank and trihalomethane removal system; the Borough of Verona will receive $78,334 for improvements to its sanitary sewer lining.

“The funding awarded to Penn Hills, the Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority and the Borough of Verona, will allow us to replace sewer lines and address any archaic issues with our water system,” said Rep. DeLuca, D-Allegheny. “Water infrastructure can affect our public health, so it’s important that we make any necessary upgrades for issues up front before they become problematic.”

Municipalities and municipal authorities are eligible to apply for Small Water & Sewer grants for projects that have a total project cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000. The projects can include the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.