Grant will upgrade water, sewers in Findlay

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Findlay is set to receive $500,000 in federal money to help upgrade the water and sewer infrastructure that serves several industrial parks in the Pittsburgh International Airport corridor.

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, announced the funding at the township's holiday gathering last month.

"Findlay Township continues its work to attract new business and employment opportunities for its residents," Mr. Murphy said in a press statement. "An important component of this development is ensuring that water and sewer [service] is available for new businesses with the intent of building new facilities and hiring workers."

Gary Klingman, township manager, said the $500,000 will apply to one or both of two projects planned for this year, with the balance funded by other grants and low-interest loans.

The first project involves a waterline booster station for the Westport area, just off the Findlay Connector. The station will boost water pressure for the Findlay Industrial Park and the planned Chapman Commerce Center without affecting other water customers in the area, Mr. Klingman said.

The second project includes enlarging a sanitary sewer line in the Enlow Road area, mainly to meet the demands of a planned expansion of Flabeg Solar U.S. Corp. in the Clinton Commerce Park, Mr. Klingman said.

"These improvements will provide the business parks with proper fire flows, water pressure and sewer service capacity ... to keep the business parks growing, and in turn, employ many people from this area," Jason Orsini, general manager of the Findlay Township Municipal Authority, said in the press statement.


Freelance writer Andrea Iglar can be reached in care of suburbanliving@post-gazette.com .


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