Kirkland announces nearly $10 million grant for Chester stormwater project

CHESTER, Jan. 20 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced that a nearly $10 million grant has been awarded to the Stormwater Authority of the city of Chester for the third phase of a comprehensive stormwater infrastructure project.

The $9.96 million grant was approved today by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, commonly known as Pennvest. The project includes approximately 1,600 feet of pipe, 325 inlets, four manholes and roadway restoration, as well as construction of a regional stormwater control basin and more.

“This project will improve an outdated stormwater system, which, in turn, will help address flooding issues – a safety hazard – in the Veterans Park area of Chester,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware. “This kind of infrastructure work is absolutely essential for our community, and I’m pleased that state funding will help get the job done.”

Pennvest serves the communities and residents of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, stormwater and drinking water projects. Residents can learn more here: https://www.pennvest.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.