HARRISBURG – Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) today announced approval of a PENNVEST grant of $622,175 to aid in storm water management in Old Lycoming Township.
The grant will support the purchase of a water recycling jet vacuum truck to remove sediment from the storm water system in the township.
“This is an excellent use of funding to help Old Lycoming Township improve its storm water equipment and, therefore, service to the area,” said Wheeland. “This will have a long-term benefit for environmental conditions in the township.”
Yaw said the effects of storm water management extend beyond just the township.
“Old Lycoming Township has been very proactive with implementation of its Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan,” said Yaw. “This funding will enable the township to continue reducing sediment collected from its storm water collection system. In turn, it benefits Lycoming Creek, Bottle Run, Daugherty Run and Spring Run and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River going forward. I commend the township for addressing this environmental threat.”
PENNVEST is a program created by the Legislature to assist with funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the Commonwealth. These projects not only contribute to improving Pennsylvania’s environment and the health of its people, but also provide opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania’s workers.
For more information on the PENNVEST program, visit http://www.pennvest.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
Senator Gene Yaw
Rep. Jeff Wheeland