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Sewickley water lines OK'd

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 9:01 a.m.

Sewickley Township supervisors enacted a water district ordinance Monday that enables water line installation to begin on five rural roads.

Construction is scheduled later this week for Lash Road and Hildenbrand Lane, followed by projects on Apples Mill Road and portions of Steadman and Taylor roads. The township is waiting to receive state permits for Apples Mill Road.

The supervisors are using state grant money to purchase materials for the projects and residents are hiring a contractor to install the lines. Each family is required to pay $2,100 before work begins. A tap-in fee of $1,200 per residence will also be assessed.

The township is coordinating the projects and allocating grant money from the state Department of Community and Economic Development's Communities of Opportunity Program.

A water project was recently completed on Green Hills Road that extended municipal lines to 19 families. Kerber's Excavation and Restoration Inc. of Sewickley Township, the contractor for the Green Hills project, will also be contractor for the Apples Mill district. Joseph Kerber's company installed lines last year for a major project on Madison, Highberger and Wendel roads.

Supervisor Jared Filapose credits Kerber for 'community service' since he is undertaking the projects at minimal cost.

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