Tuesday, July 15, 2008
In 2004 the Leetsdale Borough Municipal Authority received a decree by the Environmental Protection Agency to change its waste water treatment system so it can eliminate overflows into the Ohio River. On Monday July 14th the borough received a $5.9 million loan to make those improvements. The project isn't expected to start until January of 2009, with bids for service starting in October of 2008. The project is estimated to take a year and a half to complete. The $5.9 million is a part of the PENNVEST board of directors' approval of $63.8 million worth of low interest loans and grants that will help fund multiple drinking water and waste water treatment projects throughout the state.