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Monroeville Muncipal Authority in line for nearly $395K in grants for sewer lining projects

October 6, 2018

Monroeville’s municipal building.

The Monroeville Municipal Authority is set to receive nearly $395,000 in state grants to fund sewage lining projects.

Grants came from the Commonwealth Financing Authority and Allegheny County Sanitary Authority Green Revitalization of Our Waterways program.

Money from CFA included $100,000 for the Simpson Run Lining Project and $99,000 for the Dirty Camp Run sewer project.

Funds from Alcosan included around $102,000 for Simpson Run and $94,000 for a sewer lining project on Woodhaven Drive.

The money will help reimburse the authority for a $1.35 million sewer rehabilitation project, said Joe Storey, MMA Compliance Manager. Construction to re-line 40,400 feet of sewer lines in Monroeville started in June, he said.

The remaining $955,000 for the authority’s project was funded by bonds.

The CFA is a seven-member board that administers funds collected from the state’s natural gas impact fee. The impact fee is an annual fee assessed to new unconventional wells drilled into the Marcellus Shale across the state.

The authority approved projects totaling $1.8 million in Allegheny County in September.

Alcosan developed the GROW grant program in 2017 to reduce sewer system overflows in 32 municipalities, according to its website. The authority is under a federal mandate to cut in half by 2026 the 9 billion gallons of sewage that overflow the area’s sewer system each year and end up in rivers and streams.

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