Deasy announces grant for water lines in McKees Rocks

HARRISBURG, March 29 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced today that West View Water Authority will receive a $210,800 grant to help replace water lines along Thompson Avenue in McKees Rocks.

The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer grant was approved Wednesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The funding will support installation of 1,225 feet of water line and associated improvements along Thompson Avenue, replacing water lines that cross under railroad tracks.

“The location of these very old water lines would make a potential water line break disruptive to the railroad lines and difficult to repair,” Deasy said. “Solid infrastructure keeps our communities running, and this grant is an important investment in McKees Rocks.”

The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer grants are available for the construction, improvement, expansion, rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system. Total project costs must be between $30,000 and $500,000.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. It is responsible for funding programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and the Department of Banking and Securities. Projects must receive the votes of five members, including four legislative appointees, to be approved.