Costa: $450,000 in state grants awarded for projects in Sharpsburg, Reserve Township

HARRISBURG, March 29 – State Rep. Dom Costa, D-Allegheny, today announced the award of a $300,000 state grant to separate storm water flows from a combined sewer system in Sharpsburg and a $150,000 grant to replace water lines in Reserve Township.


Costa said the Sharpsburg project involves constructing 625 linear feet of large-diameter storm sewer, to alleviate an overloaded combined sewer system at Seventh and Main streets. Total project cost is $500,000, and it will also help deal with adverse impacts of the Ravine Street water stream that loads the existing system with heavy grit and debris.


The Reserve Township project, Costa said, involves replacing old and leaking water lines along Allen and Irwin drives, in addition to installing five fire hydrants in those areas. Total project cost is $446,613.


“Modern and efficient water and sewer projects have many benefits to quality of life, the environment and taxpayer’s pockets,” Costa said. “I’m pleased to see this state funding going to ensure that these systems are working at an optimal level.”  


The state grant arrives through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s PA Small Water and Sewer grant program, which funds activities to assist with construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.


Eligible projects must have a total project cost between $30,000 and $500,000, and funding is available for municipalities and municipal authorities.