Williams announces $488K in water quality, stormwater management grants

COATESVILLE, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Dan Williams today announced that Valley Township and the City of Coatesville received a total of $488,000 in Growing Green grants to help improve local water quality and stormwater management measures.

The city of Coatesville received $300,000 to improve water quality to the West Branch Brandywine Creek by retrofitting Millview Basin and re-stabilizing the outlet structure, which will provide relief from nearby structural damage.

Valley Township received $188,000 to retrofit an existing stormwater basin and swale within Valley Township.

“Both of these projects will help revitalize our neighborhood’s bodies of water, and in turn, play a large role in environmental preservation,” Williams said. “Valley Township’s grant will also benefit residents who have experienced excessive flooding this year. My thanks to the governor for distributing nearly $500,000 to ensure the longevity of our community.”

Growing Greener remains the largest single investment of state funds in Pennsylvania's history to address Pennsylvania's critical environmental concerns of the 21st century. Signed into law on Dec. 15, 1999. Reauthorized in June 2002, this legislation doubled the funding for the Growing Greener program and extended it through 2012. This increased DEP's portion of Growing Greener to $547.7 million from the original $240 million.

More information on this grant program is available at https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Growing-Greener/Pages/default.aspx.