Robinson Announces State Funding for Bethel Park Flood Concerns

(HARRISBURG) – Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) announced today over $1 million in funding awarded to the Municipality of Bethel Park. Responding to concerns raised by several years of flood damages, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) awarded the funding to address serious storm sewer issues.

“This is a much-needed investment to ensure the people of Bethel Park and surrounding communities that the problems causing repeated, devastating flooding will be corrected,” Senator Robinson stated. “This investment will provide relief to homeowners who have experienced flooding in residential areas and improve water quality of receiving streams by removing sediment. I commend the authority for pursuing this vital improvement to the Bethel Park community.” 

Sen. Robinson explained that this low-interest loan will be used for construction of a 900-foot swale to intercept surface runoff of approximately 17 acres of overland storm flow. Nearly 1,250 feet of storm sewer pipe will also be installed to direct the water captured from the swale to an existing detention pond.

PENNVEST awarded the funding at its board meeting earlier today. The state’s PENNVEST Program provides low-interest loans and grants for the design, engineering and construction of drinking water distribution facilities, stormwater conveyance and wastewater treatment and collection systems.

 

CONTACT: Elizabeth Weitzel eweitzel@pasen.gov  (717)-787-5839