Region 10

Region 10 encompasses Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties.  The Director term is 2015 - 2018.

Sam Scarfone, Manager
Hampton Shaler Water Authority               

Mr. Scarfone is a 1982 Graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with an environmental health degree. He has 33 years of experience in the water industry and has been with Hampton Shaler Water Authority for 22 years where he serves as the Executive Director. Sam has served as board member and past president of PA Rural Water and also as Director of National Rural Water Association. He is a Certified Water Treatment Operator with a Class A Master License.

Allegheny County is known for the three major rivers that flow through it: the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River converge at Downtown Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River. Pittsburgh was once labeled the "Steel Capital of the World". Fred Rogers of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” called Pittsburgh home. Everyone knows Primanti Bros. Sandwich is a Pittsburgh restaurant staple. Not Primanti_Broseveryone knows that their famous French fry and coleslaw topped sandwiches were invented during the Depression so that laborers could hold their entire meal with one hand and work with the other. The American Austin Car Company (1929–41) was begun in Butler County, later changing its name to American Bantam Car Company. The company produced small fuel-efficient vehicles through the 1930s and created the modern Jeep. New Castle, PA is officially known as the "Fireworks Capital of America"? Fireworker Antonio Zambelli ventured from Italy in 1893 to establish the Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Company in Lawrence County. This area is also known for a lot of firsts:

  • Dr. Jonas Salk and the University of Pittsburgh for the creation of the first polio vaccine.Zambelli

  • Bingo! Hugh J. Ward came up with the game in the early 1920s and it’s been played religiously at carnivals and fire halls ever since.

  • No carnival would be complete without a ride on the Ferris Wheel, invented by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. in 1892.

  • In 1913, the first ever gas station opened on the corner of Baum Blvd and St. Clair St.

  • In 1909, Pittsburgh joined the big leagues when it built the first baseball stadium, Forbes Field.Forbes_Field

  • Game 4 of the 1971 World Series, played in Pittsburgh, was the first ever scheduled nighttime game.

  • Pittsburgh had the first community sponsored educational TV station in America called WQED.

  • Joe Gilliam, a Steeler, was the first ever African-American NFL starting quarterback.

  • Some other American favorites such as the Clark bar, Klondike Bar, The Big Mac (invented by Jim Delligatti) and Heinz Ketchup all originated in Pittsburgh.