Aug. 18, 2020

HARRISBURG - Three much-needed water and sewer projects in Johnstown and the surrounding area are the recipients of grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFAs) PA Small Water and H2O programs, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).

“The right to clean water and sanitation comes with the responsibility of maintaining those key elements of infrastructure,” said Rigby. “These grants are investments that support local communities and ensure the safety and security of their residents.”

The grants are awarded through the CFA and its Small Water and Sewer Grants programs. They are competitive in nature and serve 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.

Here are the grant awards for the 71st District, which Rigby represents:

• City of Johnstown: $400,000 to construct a new flood channel on Russell Ave.
• Daisytown Borough: $134,000 to rehabilitate 46 manholes and replace four that are beyond repair in the borough and Conemaugh Township.
• Ferndale Borough: $357,765 to replace 1,600 linear feet of aging sanitary sewer line and six manholes on Hystone Avenue in order to reduce sanitary sewer overflows from Ferndale Borough to the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority’s Dornick Point Sewage facility.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Rigby’s district office at 814-536-9818.

Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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