Kirkland announces nearly a $200K grant for local services

CHESTER, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced Monday that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved a $182,740 grant for Chester Township to improve stormwater management.

“State funds will allow Chester Township to upgrade its infrastructure and complete the first phase of its pollution reduction improvement plan,” Kirkland said. “We know stormwater management is needed to improve our area’s water quality since stormwater runoff carries debris, chemicals, bacteria and pollutants to streams, lakes, wetlands and rivers.”

Chester Township will use the grant to replace and update damaged and open-mouth brick inlets.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the grant Tuesday afternoon. The funds are part of H2O PA, established by the General Assembly in July 2008 to provide grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects. The act also authorizes projects for the construction and renovation of flood control projects and the repair or rehabilitation of unsafe dams.