HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland) today announced that local residents will soon benefit from state grant funding that was awarded to Petrolia Borough in Butler County through the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).
Petrolia Borough will receive a $422,722 Small Water and Sewer Program grant for stormwater system improvements.
“I am pleased that Petrolia Borough has been awarded this grant to incorporate much needed improvements to the stormwater system,” said Mustello. “When heavy rains hit the area, water often carries debris, bacteria, eroded soil, and other pollutants, and carries them into streams, rivers, lakes, or wetlands. It makes for an unpleasant situation.”
The work includes the installation of 1,010 linear feet of pipe, 15 new catch basins, and the clearing of existing pipes and catch basins. The stormwater system renovation will occur on Highway 268, and along Spring and Lower Spring streets. Currently, the system cannot adequately handle high stormwater flows, resulting in flooding and freezing on roadways. These improvements will allow the borough to improve its failing stormwater management system.
“This is an important investment by the state in Petrolia to help the community address serious flooding issues,” said Pittman. “This is a safety issue throughout the year and the Small Water and Sewer Program funding will ease the financial burden on the community. This grant is a tribute to the hard work and efforts of Rep. Mustello.”
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program was established by the General Assembly to award grants to municipalities and municipal authorities for water, sewer, storm water and flood control projects with a cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000.
CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth.
“The grant is a great opportunity for our area and I’m eager to see how the infrastructure improvements from this project will make our community better,” said Mustello.
Representative Marci Mustello
11th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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