Miller announces $345,900 in grants for water, sewer system improvements

HARRISBURG, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, announced the awarding of $345,900 in PA Small Water and Sewer grants to Castle Shannon for improvements and repairs to its water and sewer systems.

“Infrastructure is a critical issue and I was very glad to support Castle Shannon’s efforts to improve their sewer system,” Miller said. “These grants will help ensure clean water and a safe, sanitary sewer system for the residents of Castle Shannon for years to come.”

Castle Shannon will use the $45,900 grant to make improvements to its storm sewer system on Killarney Drive. Stormwater runoff from Armstrong Park in Baldwin Township is bypassing its intended inlet and instead ending up on the driveway and in the basement of a property on Killarney Drive. The borough will install two catch basins, 75 linear feet of 15-inch corrugated storm pipe, and road and curb restoration.

The $300,000 grant will be used to repair 4,650 linear feet of sewer lines and replace two manholes to address defective sewer lines that have been identified. The repairs will include 4,350 linear feet of full liner trenchless sewer repair, 130 linear feet of spot liner sewer repairs, 170 linear feet of in-trench replacement and installing two manholes in the McCully Road and Connor Road areas.

“I also salute the effort by Castle Shannon’s elected officials and staff for helping to prioritize these important goals for their residents,” Miller added. “State and local collaboration is often key to such progress.”

The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program offers grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects and can be used to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.