Corps and West View Water Authority partner for $3.8 Million Project

Published Aug. 12, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is announcing its partnership with the West View Water Authority for the design and construction of a $3.8 Million Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure Project.

WHO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and WWA.

WHAT: Col. Andrew Short, district commander, will attend the Authority's Board of Directors Meeting on to sign the Project Partnership Agreement and officially kick-off the project for the design and construction of a $3.8 Million Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure Project affecting multiple counties.

WHEN: 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Presentations will be given at 4:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. followed by opportunities to speak directly with district staff and submit comments.

WHERE: West View Water Authority Administration Building at 210 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA

WHY: The system upgrades include water main extensions along Warrendale-Bayne, Brush Creek, and Mingo Roads in Marshall Township, Allegheny County.

BACKGROUND: Section 219 of the Water Resource Development Act authorizes the Secretary of the Army to provide assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection projects within Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The West View Water Authority supplies service to over 200,000 customers in northern Allegheny County, southern Butler County, and eastern Beaver County. The project will focus on performing upgrades to the existing water distribution system necessary to accommodate the high demand for water quality within its expanding customer base.

Pittsburgh District’s 26,000 square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York within the Upper Ohio River Basin. The district’s jurisdiction includes more than 328 miles of navigable waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose reservoirs, 42 local flood protection projects and other projects to protect and enhance the nation’s water resources, infrastructure and environment.

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