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Boro receives $110K for sewer work


Mount Oliver Borough has been approved for a state grant to replace a sewer line located along Anthony Street.

The community will receive $110,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to replace 550 linear feet of the 12-inch sewer line to create more slope and increase its capacity. The funding is provided through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Grant program.

“This state funding will help Mount Oliver to repair and improve a potential hazardous line in the sewer system,” State Rep. Harry Readshaw said. “This is another effort to continue addressing sewer problems like basement flooding and overflows that have been plaguing residents for a long time.”

The Borough of Mount Oliver is under a consent order and agreement with the Allegheny County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to identify deteriorated sewers and repair sewers that are in the worst condition.

The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency created by the legislature to administer a variety of the state’s funding programs designed to help grow Pennsylvania’s economy, create jobs and improve cultural and recreational assets in communities statewide.


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