Waynesburg Borough will receive a $1 million grant from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to improve and replace its sewage system, State Rep. Pam Synder and Gov. Tom Wolf announced on May 28.

“(The funds are) to repair deficiencies in the sewer line and the interceptor – the structure that filters contaminants from the water system,” Snyder said her press release. “Currently, during heavy periods of rain in the region, the system becomes overloaded, raising the possibility of untreated human waste being discharged into the nearby South Fork of Ten Mile Creek.”

According to Crystal Simmons, Greene County CDBG manager, the county is just waiting on some permits and the project will begin in the end of June or early July.

“This project will replace at least 630 linear feet of sewer pipeline and repair a further 7,645 linear feet of pipeline along the interceptor,” Wolf said in his press release.

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