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ALCOSAN's GROW Program Announcement

ALCOSAN’S SUCCESSFUL GROW PROGRAM ANNOUNCES $9.7 MILLION IN NEW AWARDS; AWARD CAP FOR FUTURE CYCLES INCREASED TO $10 MILLION

21 Municipalities and Municipal Authorities Part of GROW’s Fourth Cycle

September 27, 2019 – The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority continues its commitment to green infrastructure and source control, as the Authority’s Board of Directors today approved $9,733,836 in grant offers as part of the fourth round of the Green Revitalization of Our Waterways (GROW) program. The board also voted to increase the award cap to $10 million per project, up from the original $2 million per project, per cycle.

Twenty-one municipalities and municipal authorities were awarded the grants for a total of 30 green infrastructure, sewer separation and sewer pipe lining projects that are projected to remove approximately 25 million gallons of overflow volume per year. A listing of this year’s projects is below.

“Our GROW program continues to be an integral part of our Clean Water Plan,” said Arletta Scott Williams, ALCOSAN’s Executive Director. “We have made it clear that partnering with our customer municipalities and municipal authorities is key to reaching the goals laid out in the plan. These grants provide our partners with invaluable assistance in keeping water out of their sewer systems.”

In the first three cycles, ALCOSAN offered grants worth a total of $22 million for 80 projects, leveraging another $25 million in municipal, authority and third-party funding. In all, those projects are expected to reduce the volume of overflows into the region’s waterways by nearly 127 million gallons. A total of 42 municipalities and 14 city of Pittsburgh neighborhoods have benefitted from the GROW grants in cycles one, two and three.

ALCOSAN’s Board of Directors also voted to increase the funding cap in order to help its partners fund the larger projects that could arise as the GROW program continues. “The board felt it was time to change the funding structure to better react to projects that could be submitted in future cycles,” said Williams.

ALCOSAN created the GROW program in 2016 and immediately began working with its 83 member municipalities and municipal sewer authorities that send wastewater to the ALCOSAN treatment facility. Any municipality or municipal sewer authority within the ALCOSAN service area is eligible for GROW grants. The fifth phase will begin later this year, and ALCOSAN already is scheduling information meetings to assist municipalities that need it for the application process.

Summary of ALCOSAN GROW Program Grant Offers – Cycle 4

Bellevue Borough

  • Reimbursement for sanitary sewer lining to reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration in the Jacks Run sewershed. $38,500
  • Sanitary sewer lining on Dawson Avenue to reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration in the Spruce Run sewershed. $222,000

Bethel Park Municipal Authority

  • Reimbursement for project along McLaughlin Run sewershed consisting of sewer lining, spot repairs of a sewer line, replacement of 394 linear feet of lateral pipe, and replacement of six manholes. $123,200

Castle Shannon Borough

  • Repair of structural pipe defects within the sanitary sewer system along Connor Road and McCully Road. $96,000

Crafton Borough

  • Crafton Boulevard - proposed approximately 2,800 feet of new storm sewer. $2,000,000
  • South Grandview Avenue - proposed to separate the public storm sewer collection system from the combined sewer collection system. $466,781.50

Borough of Dormont

  • This project consists of sewer lining to reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration near West Liberty Avenue. $91,870.89
  • This project consists of sewer lining to reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration near Potomac Avenue. $50,400

Borough of Etna

  • Remove runoff from roofs and paved areas in the Borough of Etna’s Butler Street central business district from its combined sewer system, reduce stormwater runoff, and improve the appeal of the existing streetscape. $354,300

Borough of Fox Chapel

  • Sanitary sewer line and manhole replacement in the Riverview Terrace neighborhood. $251,400

Girty’s Run Joint Sewer Authority

  • This project consists of replacing clay sewer pipe with PVC and sewer lining of a deficient sanitary sewer within a residential collector system within the Wible Run sewershed. $75,200

McCandless Township Sanitary Authority

  • Installation of 2,467 sewer lining, segment end sealing and service connection work in Lowries Run Interceptor segments. $251,394.34

McDonald Sewage Authority

  • Robinson Run - raising manholes along and in Robinson Run to reduce inflow and infiltration. $9,600

Monroeville Municipal Authority

  • Sanitary sewer lining along Woodhaven Drive in the Garden City neighborhood to reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration in the TR-06 sewershed. $801,500

Municipality of Mt. Lebanon

  • Shadowlawn – This project consists of the lining of trunk line sanitary sewers downstream from Oak Forest Drive to prevent additional groundwater inflow into the sanitary lines. $40,797.88
  • Altoona - Mitigate the flooding/basement backups and re-route the sewers from under the homes, through a proposed parallel sanitary and storm sewer. $483,600

North Fayette Township

  • Sanitary sewer and manhole lining in the Upper Oakdale sewershed. $35,600

Municipality of Penn Hills

  • Orin Street – 2,080 linear feet of full length sewer lining of sanitary sewer lines in the residential area along the stream off of Orin Street. $78,000

City of Pittsburgh

  • Construct new stormwater controls in the parking lot and site surrounding the proposed new golf clubhouse and learning center at The Bob O’Connor Golf Course. $411,900

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

  • Phase one of the Maryland Avenue green stormwater infrastructure project to capture and control stormwater runoff along two blocks of Howe Street and Kentucky Avenue that are bounded by College Avenue to the east and Negley Avenue to the west. This area contains all of Fred Way and Salem Way and one block of Osterburg Way. $733,000
  • Green stormwater infrastructure project located in Riverview Park will capture, detain and slow release direct stream inflow (DSI) entering the combined sewer near the intersection of Riverview Drive and Mairdale Avenue. $1,224,300
  • This project consists of sewer lining for sanitary sewers and excavated point repairs in the Maytide sewershed along Saw Mill Run. $638,800
  • This project consists of sewer lining for sanitary sewers and excavated point repairs in the Poplargrove Project Area along the Becks Run sewershed. $303,000

Ross Township

  • Denny Park - 3,250 linear feet of sewer lining of the sanitary sewer lines in the residential areas and Denny Park along Jacks Run. $84,100
  • McIntyre Sewer Rehab - 1,870 linear feet of sewer lining of the sanitary sewer lines near residential areas and McIntyre Elementary School in Ross Township. Also proposed are rehabilitation of manholes, reinstatement of active service laterals, and top hat liners and manhole frame and lid replacement. $170,500

Shaler Township

  • Saxonburg Boulevard - 4,600 linear feet of sewer lining of the sanitary sewer lines in the residential areas along Saxonburg Boulevard and Cunningham Run in Shaler Township. Also proposed are rehabilitation of manholes, reinstatement of active service laterals, and top hat liners and manhole frame and lid replacement. $403,300

South Fayette

  • Millers Run Trunk Sewer rehabilitation is a combination of sewer lining along with joint grouting to address inflow and infiltration. A limited amount of manhole grouting and spot liners were also included in the scope of work. $35,800

West Homestead

  • Remove the connections between the storm and sanitary sewer systems and further treat the stormwater by means of a bioretention garden along New 8th Avenue. $33,292

Wilkins

  • Queenston Drive – Sewer lining of approximately 6,000 feet of 8-inch diameter sanitary sewer and the reinstatement and grouting of approximately 105 service laterals. $63,100

Wilkinsburg

    Sewer lining of approximately 3,250 feet of sanitary and storm sewer, installation of eight sanitary and storm manholes, and the replacement of approximately 150 feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer. $162,600

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ALCOSAN is one of the region’s premier environmental and public health organizations, treating wastewater for 83 Allegheny County communities, including the City of Pittsburgh. The authority enhances the community’s quality of life and safety by working to protect drinking water, rivers and streams, and making the Pittsburgh region a great place to live, work and play. ALCOSAN’s 59-acre treatment plant processes up to 250 million gallons of wastewater daily and is one of the largest such facilities in the Ohio River Valley.


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