Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger touted an effort to replace old sewage infrastructure in Cresson, Cambria County, today. Hanger says projects like this are examples of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at work.
Hanger says 45 direct construction jobs will be created over the projects one-year lifespan, in addition to jobs delegated to steelworkers and others involved in creating the materials for the project. Workers will replace piping that is in some cases over 100 years old.
Hanger says this project will also reduce pollution in the Conemaugh River, thereby attracting more business and recreation in the region around Cresson.