More than $5 million secured for water projects in Allegheny County
State funding will help remove and replace lead service lines
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21 – State funding of more than $5.3 million dollars will help fund two local water projects that aim to continue efforts to eliminate lead from drinking water systems, the Allegheny County Democratic Delegation announced today.
“Our communities depend on having clean and safe drinking water,” said state Rep. Austin Davis, ACDD Chairman. “The funding invested today shows a commitment to removing harmful lead from the aging drinking systems in many of our neighborhoods and improving safety for our future generations.”
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority board approved funding for the following:
- Municipal Authority of the Borough of Edgeworth, $250,905 loan and $394,095 grant to replace 75 existing, lead-containing water service lines. The project will replace aged, lead water lines and reduce potential lead exposure throughout the system.
- Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, $1,830,833 loan and $2,875,679 grant to replace 200 public and 167 private lead service lines throughout the distribution system. The project will result in a significant reduction in water loss and will reduce potential lead exposure for users.
PENNVEST awarded a total of $186 million for 33 drinking water, wastewater and non-point source projects across 20 counties throughout Pennsylvania. A full list of projects can be found here.