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Fox Chapel earns $658,000 for sewerage project

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Fox Chapel will receive more than $600,000 from ALCOSAN for sewer system pipe lining.
Fox Chapel will receive more than $600,000 from ALCOSAN for sewer system pipe lining.

Fox Chapel this week was awarded more than $600,000 in ALCOSAN grants for sanitary sewer projects to alleviate system overflow.

The borough is one of several municipalities to earn money through the group’s program, Green Revitalization of Our Waterways (GROW).

Fox Chapel will receive $658,417 as reimbursement for sewer system liners that limit inflow/infiltration of the pipes.

“We are excited to learn of the grant,” Manager Gary Koehler said.

Money will reimburse municipal funds spent from 2014-17 and be used for future sewer operations, Koehler said.

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

Total cost paid by the borough was $798,629.

ALCOSAN grants were announced Oct. 1, to 17 municipalities for green infrastructure, sewer separation and pipe-lining projects. Together, the work is expected to remove 16 million gallons of overflow volume each year.

More than $4 million was doled out in the third round of the GROW program. Other nearby communities to earn grants include Ross and Verona.

Ross will get $88,000 to line sewers along Sewickley-Oakmont Road, and Verona will get $58,000 to line sewers near South Avenue at Second, Third and Fourth streets.

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.

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