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Pittsburgh District and city of Clarksburg partner for $3 million project

Pittsburgh District
Published April 26, 2023
Two men sitting at a table signing papers.

With a stroke of their pens, Clarksburg City Manager Steve Pultice, left, and Pittsburgh District Commander Col. Adam Czekanski, right, sign a project-partnership agreement to kickstart a $3 million Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure project in Clarksburg, West Virginia, April 26, 2023. The project will connect the Arlington, Dawmont, Glen Falls and Gore communities to the city’s existing wastewater-treatment plant and bring the communities’ sewage systems into state compliance. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo by Andrew Byrne)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District entered a partnership agreement with the city of Clarksburg, West Virginia, to extend the city’s sanitary-sewer services to the Arlington, Dawmont, Glen Falls and Gore communities as part of a $3 million Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure project, April 26.

Col. Adam Czekanski, district commander, attended the project-partnership agreement signing with officials to kickstart the project. The agreement is the first step in connecting Arlington, Dawmont, Glen Falls and Gore communities to the city’s existing wastewater-treatment plant and bringing the communities’ sewage systems into state compliance.

The project work is divided into four phases. The first phase involves contractors installing 16,000 feet of sanitary sewer, 10,000 feet of force main, 2,500 feet of lateral services lines, 52 new maintenance holes, and two grinder pumps to serve Arlington customers. Future project phases will connect the Dawmont, Glen Falls and Gore communities to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

“Partnering with the corps will provide these communities access to a public sanitary sewer system,” said Scott Swansinger, project manager, Pittsburgh District. “This project improves the West Fork River Basin’s water quality by eliminating the direct discharge of raw sewage into the local waterways.”

The government shares the project cost with the sponsor at a rate of 75 to 25 percent, respectively, under Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure Program. The district expects contract work to be complete by summer 2024.

 

BACKGROUND: Section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1992 (PL 102-580) authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide design and/or construction assistance to non-federal interests for carrying out water-related environmental infrastructure, resource protection, and development projects in West Virginia.

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

 

Media can contact the Public Affairs office at CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil or 412-395-7500.

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Scott Swansinger
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CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil
1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Release no. 23-006

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