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    Windber Borough secures $15M for sewer line replacement

    By The Tribune-Democrat,


    SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Windber Borough Council voted on Tuesday to pursue $15 million for sewer line replacement as well as seek a $10 million grant.

    The $15 million was secured to replace 33,000 linear feet of aging sewer lines. The borough said they just needed some help from the state to make the work happen. They are now seeking a grant through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, according to our media partners at The Tribune-Democrat.

    For the past year, Windber officials have been exploring options when it came to replacing sections of the borough’s sewer system. Officials have also been working with engineers from The EADS Group to identify areas where old lines still remain.

    Windber Borough and sewer customers would be expected to cover the remaining $5 million for the project, with customers would see a $15-per-month increase to their bills.

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    Three neighborhoods are being targeted for the first phase of construction, including an area on the southeastern side of Windber, on the upper end of Graham Avenue along Seese Run. Bumgardner Heights and the northern end of the borough, including parts of Fourth through Sixth streets, would also see repairs.

    Officials are planning to eventually replace sections of sewer line in other Windber neighborhoods through a phased approach that will bring all of the borough’s underground sewer lines up to date. Projects to capture and direct stormwater flows during heavy rains are also being designed and incorporated into each phase of the work.

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