PITTSBURGH, PA − September 18, 2018 −Senator Jay Costa and Representative Ed Gainey today announced a state grant award for a water and sewer project in Wilkinsburg.

“Access to clean water and a reliable sewer system is something that every citizen of Pennsylvania should be guaranteed,” said Senator Costa. “We created the Small Water & Sewer Grant Program at the state level and provided it with $25 million so that we would be able to help municipalities with projects that their constituents need. Wilkinsburg submitted a top notch project, and I’m proud to have helped them secure the funding for it.”

Wilkinsburg will receive $246,658 for the rehabilitation of the South Avenue Area Sewer.

“It is no secret that many of our communities struggle when it comes to updating old infrastructure,” Gainey said. “Funding these projects is always an issue, and I am pleased to announce this grant which will help Wilkinsburg provide for the health and well-being of its residents.”

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.