East Vandergrift receives permits for stormwater project
East Vandergrift is starting to receive permits for its stormwater/sewage separation project, even though the project isn't expected to begin for another year.
Craig Bauer of KLH Engineer told council on Monday night that the PennDOT highway occupancy permit has been received, allowing work to be done on the portion of McKinley Avenue that is a state road.
The Westmoreland County Soil and Conservation District also has signed off on the project.
The only permit still needed is one from the state Department of Environmental Protection that deals with water quality.
Once that's received, in about four months, East Vandergrift can seek a PennVEST grant for the estimated $3 million dollar project.
PennVEST is expected to meet in October and the borough expects to receive an answer on the grant in January.
Officials said “a handful” of property owners still haven't signed right of way forms.
Council members will contact those residents to try and get the final signatures needed.
The borings beneath the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks that snake through the borough will add $54,000 to the project cost. The borings for the new sewer pipes will be about 120 feet deep.
Natural gas suppliers have been told they will have to get permits from state officials to dig beneath borough streets where necessary.
Some natural gas lines will have to be moved to accommodate the new sewer pipes.
Stormwater pipes, which are now commingled with sewage, will use the original system while the new pipes will just be for sewage.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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