Snyder: $393,688 grant to replace Masontown water mains

CARMICHAELS, March 29 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today announced a $393,688 state grant that will substantially fund replacement of leaking water mains along five streets in Masontown.

Snyder said the borough is replacing 6,650 lineal feet of faulty water mains, which are compromised and causing inefficiency in the distribution system. The total project cost is $463,163.

“I’m pleased to see the lion’s share of funding for this important project coming from the state,” Snyder said. “The borough wants to get rid of its old and problematic galvanized and cement water mains, and this funding helps turn that wish into reality.”

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.