Apr. 21, 2021

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Silvis (R-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana) and Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) today announced an almost $2.9 million grant through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has been awarded to the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Derry to replace about 170 service lines in the system.

“I’m pleased to assist with securing this important funding,” Silvis said. “Possible lead contamination of drinking water should not be a concern, especially for families with young children. We know the danger lead poses to our youngest citizens.”

“We are pleased to partner with PENNVEST, to help secure this important grant for our community and the people we serve,” said Ward. “This important funding for the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Derry will ensure every citizen will continue to have access to clean and lead-free drinking water.”

The service lines encompassed in this project are within the public portion of the system from the distribution main to the curb stops at customers’ property lines. Service lines from the curb stops to customers’ homes have already been updated and no longer contain lead. In addition, about 8,500 feet of distribution lines in the project area will be replaced to eliminate breaks and leaks that could occur due to the age and condition of the lines. The system serves 2,435 residential customers.

The 55th House District includes Park Township, and Apollo and Leechburg boroughs in Armstrong County; Saltsburg Borough in Indiana County; and Bell, Derry, Loyalhanna, part of Unity and Washington townships, Avonmore, Derry, East Vandergrift, Hyde Park, New Alexandria, Oklahoma, Vandergrift, West Leechburg and Youngtown boroughs, and the city of Latrobe.

The 39th Senatorial District includes the Cook, Derry, Donegal, Fairfield, Hempfield, Ligonier, Mount Pleasant, North Huntington, Penn, Salem, Sewickley, South Huntington, St. Clair and Unity townships; Adamsburg, Arona, Bolviar, Delmont, Derry, Donegal, Hunker, Irwin, Laurel Mountain, Ligonier, Madison, Manor, New Alexandrai, New Florence, New Stanton, North Irwin, Penn, Seward, Smithton, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Sutersville, Trafford, West Newton, Youngstown and Youngwood boroughs; and the cities of Greensburg, Jeannette and Latrobe.

Representative Jason Silvis
55th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Senator Kim Ward
39th Legislative District
Pennsylvania Senate

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