Sanitary sewer line project to protect Washington County waterway
A $2.6 million, 20-year loan from PennVest, the state's Infrastructure Investment Authority, will enable the Burgettstown-Smith Joint Sewer Authority to lay sanitary sewer lines to protect a Washington County waterway from sewage contamination.
The state Department of Environmental Protection says more than half of on-lot sewer systems in a section of Smith Township are malfunctioning and endangering Plum Run.
Using the money approved Thursday, the authority plans to install more than a mile of line to replace those on-lot systems and prevent runoff. That would add nearly 100 ratepayers to the system.
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