Bridgeville Borough Council received two ceremonial checks totaling $350,000 Monday night to help with flood mitigation projects in McLaughlin Run.

The funds released through the Commonwealth Financing Authority came from the Allegheny County Gaming and Economic Development Tourism Fund. The borough will receive $100,000 to install three new storm water inlets and 500 feet of new 18-inch concrete storm-sewer pipe along Bower Hill Road to help control storm water runoff.

The second grant for $250,000 will pay for work to remove sediment and debris from McLaughlin Run, install a trash rack in the stream to catch debris before it clogs the channel, and regrade a borough athletic field at McLaughlin Park creating an overflow area to absorb flood water.

State Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-South Fayette, who presented the checks, said the money will help address flooding in McLaughlin Run and he is working on securing additional funding to assist the borough.

“Jason was integral in getting the money for us,” Council President Michael Tomer said.

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