Gainey: $580,000 grant awarded to Wilkinsburg water project

Grant will address runoff, improve Nine Mile Run stream quality

WILKINSBURG, Dec. 30 – Marking a major investment in Wilkinsburg stormwater infrastructure, state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, today announced the borough had been selected to receive a-more-than-$580,000 state grant for the Wilkinsburg Stormwater Resiliency Project.

“When we talk about improving the environment, we’re not just talking about state parks and forests, but improving water and air quality for everyone, regardless of ZIP code,” Gainey said. “We need to keep investing in the existing infrastructure of our boroughs and cities, especially as we look to the future and confront climate change.”

The grant, awarded through the Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program, will help the borough retrofit two large parking lots with green stormwater infrastructure, addressing runoff issues, pollution and improving water quality in Nine Mile Run.