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.
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