Sen. Kim Ward Announces $5.5 Million for Water System Improvements in Westmoreland County

(GREENSBURG) – Sen. Kim Ward (R-39) announced today more than $5.5 million in funding awarded to the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority located in Westmoreland County.  Responding to the need to upgrade the treatment facility for efficiency and age, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) allocated funding for this project. 

“Currently, the system serves more than 1,400 residential customers in an area with a population of nearly 4,000 people,” said Sen. Kim Ward.  “This funding will help strengthen our community by providing the necessary upgrades to elevate the stress on our water system and better serve our residents.”

The project will include installation of a 250,000-gallon water tank and five pressure boosting stations. Approximately 21,000 feet of water line replacement and restoration, and an expansion of the treatment building.  Additionally, the access bridge to the treatment plant will be replaced offering saffer access to the facility, and an additional 12,000 feet of water line restoration could also be included as part of the project based on the contract.

PENNVEST awarded the funding at its most recent board meeting. The state’s PENNVEST Program provides low-interest loans and grants for the design, engineering and construction of drinking water distribution facilities, stormwater conveyance, and wastewater treatment and collection systems. 

Contact: Erica Clayton Wright,, (412) 334-4856