HARRISBURG – Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) and Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-69) today announced the approval of state funding for a major water improvement project in Somerset County.
Conemaugh Township Municipal Authority will receive a combined $15.1 million in a grant and a low-interest loan to replace approximately 50,000 feet of distribution line, 14,000 feet of service line and 180 meters to address water loss and non-revenue water. Two aging pumps will also be rehabilitated to ensure continued operation.
“Reliable water is crucial to public health, so I am pleased to see this assistance come to Conemaugh Township,” Stefano said. “Replacing and rehabilitating these older systems is an important measure to prevent waste and accessibility issues in the future.”
“As water loss approached significant levels, residents were in jeopardy of seeing substantial increases in their bills,” Metzgar said. “I am grateful to lend a helping hand to the Conemaugh Township Municipal Authority to ensure that costs remained steady while seeing an improvement in water service.”
The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, an independent state agency providing financial assistance to fund construction of drinking water, sewer and stormwater projects in communities throughout the commonwealth.
CONTACT: Amanda Cuteri, (Sen. Stefano’s office), 717-787-7175
Nate Temple (Rep. Metzgar’s office), 717-260-6396