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Sharpsburg earns $481,000 Alcosan grant

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Sharpsburg was awarded $481,000 through ALCOSAN to reconstruct sewer lines near Ravine Street.
Christine Manganas | For the Tribune-Review
Sharpsburg was awarded $481,000 through ALCOSAN to reconstruct sewer lines near Ravine Street.

After landing nearly $500,000 in Allegheny County Sanitary Authority's most recent round of grants, Sharpsburg is inching closer to the $3.5 million it needs to repair the Ravine Street sewer line.

Manager Bill Rossey said that work will separate the storm and sanitary sewers to prevent constant overflows. The reconfiguration is expected to help remove more than 20 million gallons of water from the system, Rossey said.

Work will focus on the stretch from High Street to the Allegheny River. It will move the line and connect it to a pipe along Clay Street.

The Alcosan board last week approved $9 million in Green Revitalization of Our Waterways grants for 29 projects that are expected to reduce sewer overflows. Alcosan this year awarded 30 grants to help remove 70 million gallons of water from the system, including $1.5 million to Sharpsburg.

“Alcosan is gratified by the interest in the GROW program that is demonstrated by the volume of applications from our customer municipalities,” board Chair Sylvia Wilson said.

A third phase of GROW grants will begin in February. Any municipality that sends water to the county system is eligible.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review.

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