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Fallowfield Township Gets $2.5 Million Grant to Construct Public Sewers

Release Date: 7/6/1999
Contact Information: Donna M. Heron 215-814-5113

PHILADELPHIA -- A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection will help bring a public sewer system to residents of Fallowfield Township, Pa., Washington County.

The proposed sewage collection system, which will service 1,003 residents in the Ghennes Heights and Lockview sections of the township, will be connected to the recently upgraded wastewater treatment facility operated in nearby Charleroi Borough.

Construction is scheduled to begin in August 1999. The grant will pay for 55 percent of the sewage collection project.

Many residential and commercial properties in the township have failing on-lot septic tanks, which result in the discharge of untreated wastewater into ditches, drainage channels and ultimately into the Monongahela River. The untreated wastewater poses a threat of bacterial contamination to area residents

AAll of us recognize that safe, clean water is the first line of defense for public health. This grant is an important step in improving and maintaining public health and water quality,@ said W. Michael McCabe, EPA’s mid-Atlantic regional administrator.