HARRISBURG – Port Allegany Borough, McKean County, today was awarded $425,000 in state funding to assist in the completion of water system improvements that will benefit residents, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) announced. The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.
“The goal of Port Allegany’s project is to replace and relocate the existing distribution main and service connections along Main Street that are thought to be constructed from lead. The removal of leaded joints and service lines will increase customer confidence and greatly improve the quality of the system,” said Causer. “I was pleased to work with municipal leaders on the project and advocate on its behalf.”
Specifically, the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Port Allegany will use the funding to replace up to 1,250 feet of water distribution main and service connections on Main Street between the intersections of Mill Street and Smith Avenue. The project’s completion will allow the resurfacing of Main Street to move forward in the summer of 2021.
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program was established by the General Assembly to award grants to municipalities and municipal authorities for water, sewer, storm water and flood control projects with a cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000.
The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
Representative Martin T. Causer
67th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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