FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Bill DeWeese
DeWeese announces $4.25 million in state grants
HARRISBURG, May 6 – State Rep. Bill DeWeese, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced the awarding of two state grants totaling $4.25 million for projects in Greene County, under the H2O PA program that funds infrastructure improvements using slot machine revenue.
The Lower Ten Mile Joint Sewer Authority will receive $4 million for phase two of a project in Morgan Township that includes installing 15,600 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines, 1,000 linear feet of force main, and restoring and upgrading overloaded pump stations.
The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Carmichaels will receive $250,000 to assist with upgrades to the Carmichaels Borough Municipal Authority Wastewater Process in Cumberland Township.
DeWeese said both projects represent a wise state investment in infrastructure, which will help stimulate growth while providing a better quality of life to 50th District residents.
"As the prime sponsor of table games legislation in the House, I am pleased to see that our vision for using that money has produced tangible results for folks in Morgan Township and those served by the Carmichaels Borough Municipal Authority," said DeWeese. "With the current state budget dilemma, the importance of having such dedicated funding streams in place cannot be underestimated."
DeWeese commended state Sen. Tim Solobay, D-Washington/Greene, for his role in helping to secure the funds.