The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is committed to making green infrastructure part of the solution to improve water quality affected by stormwater runoff. Green infrastructure can be a cost-effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly solution for managing the volume, rate and water quality of stormwater runoff while providing many additional benefits to communities. PWSA’s GI Matching Grant Program aims to increase the use of GI in the City of Pittsburgh. This program supports the implementation and monitoring of innovative green approaches to stormwater management. Projects that remove surface water flows from PWSA’s sewer system are also eligible. Projects must be located in PWSA’s service area within the City of Pittsburgh. Successful applicants will receive reimbursement up to but not exceeding 50% of the cost of their green infrastructure projects, with a maximum PWSA reimbursement for this program (per selected applicant) of $50,000. The requested funds may be used for design (up to 20%), construction, materials, and monitoring. To ensure significant impact, the minimum reimbursement request for this program is $5,000.
Pittsburgh, Perma-liner Industries has some exciting information that must be shared now as time is of the essence! It’s the Section 179 Deduction. This allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves. Still reading this?? Give us a call so we can offer you our very best products and services now. 1-866-336-2568/ www.perma-liner.com.
Section 179 is one of the few incentives included in any of the recent Stimulus Bills that actually helps small businesses.