HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) today announced that Rockwood Borough has been awarded a grant of $50,197 to make repairs and upgrades to its flood control system. These funds were approved through the Flood Mitigation Program (FMP), which is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).
These funds will be used to correct deficiencies in Rockwood Borough’s flood control system to minimize flooding within the borough. Repairs include the replacement of slip-lining on 150-feet of conduit and the complete replacement of 120-feet of conduit.
“Our flood control systems are a critical part of our infrastructure, and Rockwood Borough’s have been in need of updates for some time,” said Metzgar. “I’m grateful to see Pennsylvania’s continued investments in Somerset County, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact these funds have on the borough.”
“This project will protect public safety by preventing potential flooding that could have a devastating impact on borough residents,” Stefano said. “I’m pleased that we are making this important investment in our local infrastructure.”
Funded through Act 13 of 2012, FMP provides funding for statewide initiatives to assist with flood mitigation projects.
Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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