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Grant allows Fox Chapel to hold sewer fees steady

Tawnya Panizzi
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Fox Chapel held its sewer rates steady this year but will pass an ALCOSAN increase to residents.

Fox Chapel officials were able to stave off an increase in the borough’s sanitary sewer fees this year, thanks to a grant awarded in late 2018.

Rates will hold steady, with residents paying $4.66 per 1,000 gallons plus a fee of $60 a year.

Finance Director Joy Hardt said residents will incur a 7 percent rate increase for ALCOSAN fees, from $6.91 to $7.42 per 1,000 gallons.

There also is an increase in the ALCOSAN fee from $14.51 to $15.60 per quarter.

The borough in 2018 earned a $658,417 Green Revitalization of Our Waterways (GROW) grant from ALCOSAN. Money was awarded as reimbursement for pipe lining that reduced groundwater infiltration. Work was done from 2014-17.

Specifically, work included 19,300 feet of manhole-to-manhole lining to the ALCOSAN point of connection along Squaw Run.

“These grant funds will offset additional pipe lining projects mandated by Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),” Hardt said.


Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.


Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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