Snyder announces $1 million grant to improve sewer infrastructure in Greene County

HARRISBURG, May 28 – Improvements and replacements to fix Waynesburg Borough’s sewer system in Greene County will soon be underway, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Community Block Grant Development program, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today.


Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the state funds will repair deficiencies in the sewer line and the interceptor – the structure that filters contaminants from the water system. Currently, during heavy periods of rain in the region, the system becomes overloaded, raising the possibility of untreated human waste being discharged into the nearby South Fork of Ten Mile Creek.


“We realize that many areas of our state are dealing with aging and inadequate infrastructure, and this funding can help our local communities improve water quality and sewage treatment issues,” said Snyder. “These infrastructure repairs are vital to protect public health.”


Snyder said the project will replace at least 630 linear feet of sewer pipeline and repair approximately 7,600 linear feet of pipeline along the interceptor.


CDBG funds are provided to help specific municipalities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitation, and development and planning.