Kiski Valley Water Pollution Control Authority gets $4.8 million from bonds
The Kiski Valley Water Pollution Control Authority will soon have about $4.8 million in bonds sold to finance cost overruns for the sewage treatment plant expansion.
Some of that money will also go toward an emergency in West Leechburg where pipes need to be replaced for that borough's Penn Run sewer line.
Customer fees in the 13 municipalities served by the authority will be raised about a $1.47 per month.
The authority will pay about $217,000 a year on the bonds starting in 2016 and going through 2043.
Alisha Phillips, managing director of Janney, Montgomery, Scott & Dinsmore & Shohl said the authority has an A+ bond rating and will pay about 4.4 percent interest rate on the money.
The authority is doubling the size of the treatment plant, which is in the Pine Run section of Allegheny Township.
Craig Bauer of KLH Engineering said the project is about two-thirds completed.
Harsh winter weather has set the project back, according to Bauer.
Concrete pours will resume next week and contractor Galway Bay will have a full staff at work.
The bond sale was supposed to begin on Wednesday, but PennVEST isn't expected to approve the bond issue for several more weeks.
Officials also said an agreement has been reached with the Norfolk Southern Railroad to bore under railroad tracks for the Penn Run project.
Vandergrift starts sewer project
Authority board member Christine Wilson of Vandergrift said that borough started work on its $10.8 million sewage/stormwater separation project Monday.
The first area of the project will occur near the ATI-Allegheny Ludlum plant because PennDOT is ready to resume the Route 56 repaving project through Vandergrift to the bridge.
“It's good to see a lot of capital projects going on in our (Kiski) valley,” said authority Chairman A.J. Bione. “We don't have the resources that other areas do, so this is significant.”
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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