Aug. 17, 2020

HARRISBURG - Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today that the Municipal Authority of the Township of Washington, Fayette County, will receive $968,880 in funding from the PA Small Water and Sewer Program.

The funding will be used for the interconnection with the Municipal Authority of Belle Vernon in Washington Township. Currently, the authority only has one operational emergency interconnection with the borough of Charleroi. The current interconnection can just serve the Washington County portion of the authority’s water distribution system. The proposed interconnection would provide an emergency backup source of water for the Fayette County portion of the authority’s water distribution system.

“This is great news for Washington Township, and I was happy to help advocate for this funding,” said Cook. “This completed project is vital to the community, as it will provide a safe, reliable and efficient system for the water treatment plant for years to come.”

The PA 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. The program is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

Representative Bud Cook
49th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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