INDUSTRY – Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler) today announced a more than $226,000 grant has been awarded to replace storm sewer pipes along Lindsay Drive and south of Darlington Avenue in Patterson Township. The project will address flooding concerns within the area.
“This grant will help to protect residential properties that are being impacted during storms. It will also strengthen the system for everyone who uses it by better protecting it against the impact of storms,” Marshall said.
After a hydraulic analysis, it was observed that there were only a few inlets along the project route which would not have the capacity to capture the overland flow that is draining onto Lindsay Drive. This is resulting with the runoff bypassing the existing storm sewer system and washing out residents’ property. Additionally, the existing storm system does not have capacity to convey the runoff delivered from the watershed during a one-year storm event.
The funding will be used to install 1,010 linear feet of storm sewer pipe, add nine additional inlets and three new manholes. Once completed, the new storm sewer system will be able to withstand a 100-year storm.
The total cost of the project is $266,034.
The grant was awarded through the CFA and its Small Water and Sewer Grants program. The program awards 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.
Representative Jim Marshall
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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