Snyder: $20,000 state grant approved for Waynesburg sewerage

HARRISBURG, July 1 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced that a $20,000 grant was approved today for an engineering study of the Waynesburg Wastewater Treatment Plant and system lines.

“I salute the borough for pursuing the financing and keeping on top of the need to upgrade key infrastructure,” Snyder said. “I also applaud and support the borough’s efforts to see if some of the grant money can be used to purchase a backup generator in the wake of the recent fire that damaged the plant’s electrical distribution system.”

The June 19 garage fire destroyed the electrical distribution terminal, the plant’s emergency generator and a $15,000 back-up motor, as well as assorted equipment and tools.

“A little flexibility on the grant would help recovery efforts,” Snyder said.

The Sewage Facilities grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent state agency that evaluates and administers funding for projects that support conservation projects, environmental protection measures and Act 537 engineering studies.

Funding for the projects is derived from Act 13 Marcellus Shale impact fees.