Upper Tyrone preparing modules for sewage project
Morris Knowles, engineers for the Upper Tyrone Sewage Authority, gave an update this week on the progress of the project that will bring public sewage to hundreds of residents in the township.
The firm is in the process of final design of the sewer systems and pump stations and is preparing the Department of Environmental Protection Planning Modules and Part II permit applications.
Survey crews will be throughout the township this week and next week to survey the existing utilities and verify the storm sewer locations.
On March 8, Morris Knowles representatives will meet with Widmer Engineers to discuss the tie-in location of the Upper Tyrone system with the Westmoreland Fayette Municipal Sewage Authority.
They are working on permits, which include one for the sewage planning module for gravity sewer lines, pump station permits, railroad permit to construct and maintain a sewer line within the railroad property, and the DEP GP-5 stream crossing permits for any sewer lines crossing streams or creeks.
Morris Knowles is coordinating with PENNVEST on funding and deadline dates for submission.
At this point PENN-VEST cannot commit to funding until the applications are submitted, and the applications cannot be submitted until all regulatory permits are approved.
The authority will introduce the project to the Fayette County Redevelopment Authority and Fay-Penn Economic Development Council to pursue additional funding sources.
Last year the authority was told it was in line for funding through the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program, which would include $4 million in grant money and more than $2.2 million in low-interest loans.
Since that time, Rural Development said the release of money into the grant fund has been stagnant. The authority is hopeful the money will come through at some point.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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