Kulik announces $1 million-plus in grants for water, sewer system improvements

HARRISBURG, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced the awarding of $1.23 million in grants to area municipalities for improvements and repairs to water and sewer systems.

“Deteriorating systems can cause problems for residents, from flooding and service interruptions to health dangers. These investments are essential for ensuring the infrastructure supporting our water and sewer systems is functioning properly for the benefit of area residents,” Kulik said.

The grants awards are:

Scott Township -- $338,613 H20 PA grant. The township will use the funds for its North Wren storm sewer improvement project, which will replace existing undersized lines to increase overall system capacity to reduce local flooding and system backups.

Kennedy Township -- $237,891 PA Small Water and Sewer grant. Kennedy Township will replace a 48-inch deteriorated culvert along Clever Road, eliminating the flooding and ponding of water upstream from the culvert and properly carrying it to the Moon Run stream.

Carnegie Borough -- $375,000 PA Small Water and Sewer grant. Carnegie will rehab its sanitary sewer system to eliminate unwanted inflow and infiltration from the system, using a CCTV inspection to determine the main locations of need.

Emsworth Borough -- $140,000 PA Small Water and Sewer grant. Emsworth will eliminate sewage discharge to state waters, replacing 646 linear feet of corroding force main, which will allow the Route 65 Pump Station to operate at full capacity and eliminate frequent overflows.

Neville Township -- $93,310 PA Small Water and Sewer grant. Neville Township will replace the waterline from the intersection of Grand Avenue and Nebraska Avenue to the end of Nebraska Avenue. Tripling the waterline size will improve service access and emergency fire pressure for residents and businesses.

The H20 PA program provides single-year or multi-year grants to independent agencies, municipalities or municipal authorities. 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.