The municipal authority serving 16,000 customers in North Huntingdon, Irwin and nearby Pennsylvania towns is starting an estimated USD $55 million multi-year project that will raise rates as sewer lines are replaced and a tank is built to hold sewage when excessive stormwater infiltration threatens to overload its Brush Creek treatment plant. The sewage plant, which empties treated water into Brush Creek, has a capacity to treat 4.4 million gallons of sewage daily.
In the USD $29 million first phase, to be completed by 2018, a pump station and seven million gallon sewage tank will be built in North Huntingdon. The improvements are meant to stop raw sewage from running into Brush Creek, a Turtle Creek tributary that flows into the Monongahela River at Braddock, when the plant is overloaded by stormwater.
Chivers Construction Co. of Fairview, Erie County, has been awarded a USD $21.5 million contract to serve as the general contractor for the first phase of the project.