Snyder secures nearly $1.5 million for district projects

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 18 -  State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced today the state has awarded $1.47 million to six different projects throughout the 50th Legislative District.

“I’m so happy to be able to bring this large amount of funding back home to my district so that these desperately needed infrastructure projects can move forward,” Snyder said. “This will allow water and sewer lines to be replaced, and treatment plants to receive the upgrades they need.”

Snyder said at least one project in each of the three counties she represents have received a state grant.

The funding consists of:

  • $425,000 for Waynesburg Borough to replace 2,060 feet of sewer main along College and West streets, and the rehab of the Morgan Street sewer overflow;

  • $40,000 for the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Carmichaels to rehab the water treatment plant backwash tank in Cumberland Township;

  • $422,581 for Masontown Borough to replace 4,957 feet of galvanized and transite water mains along five streets;

  • $416,449 for the Masontown Municipal Authority to replace 3,710 feet of leaking compromised sewer mains, and reduce the infiltration of the sewer plant;

  • $45,300 for the Redstone Township Sewer Authority to rehab the dilapidated treatment plant building; and

  • $125,000 for East Bethlehem Township to convert a brownfield site into the gateway for the Monongahela River Water Trail

Snyder said all but one project’s funding comes from the Department of Community and Economic Development's Small Water and Sewer Program, while the East Bethlehem project is funded by Greenways, Trails and Recreation funds.

“The officials in East Beth have been dedicated to revitalizing their downtown and utilizing the river as an economic driver,” Snyder said. “This funding will help the first phase of the project, including new signage, sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, information kiosks, landscaping and an ADA parking lot.”

In March 2017, Snyder secured $393,688 for Masontown Borough for water main upgrades.

“The additional money announced today for water and sewer lines in Masontown allows the borough to replace even more galvanized pipe to deliver clean water to the residents of Masontown, and addresses concerns in the borough’s necessary corrective action plan for sewage upgrades,” Snyder said.

These grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency created by the legislature to administer a variety of the state's funding programs designed to help grow Pennsylvania's economy, create jobs, and improve cultural and recreational assets in communities statewide.