Mensch Announces Grants for Watershed Restoration in Lansdale, Stormwater Infrastructure in Pottstown

Harrisburg – State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) today announced the awarding of state grants for a watershed restoration project in Lansdale Borough and a stormwater infrastructure project in Pottstown Borough.

“Watershed restoration and stormwater infrastructure projects are critical for healthy communities, but they are very expensive,” Mensch said. “I am very pleased to announce this state assistance for this important work.”

Lansdale Borough will receive $290,672 in Watershed Restoration and Protection Program funds for streambank stabilization at Whites Road Park, along a tributary of Towamencin Creek. The project is expected to reduce sediment loading by 60,950 pounds per year and reverse stream impairment. The total project cost is $598,092.

Pottstown Borough will receive $281,884 in Flood Mitigation Program funds to identify and make emergency repairs to deficient stormwater arches. The project includes the installation of a new aluminum box culvert set. The total project cost is $331,629.

The funds were approved by the seven-member Commonwealth Financing Authority board. The CFA is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development. It holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at PASenatorBobMensch, or Twitter @SenatorMensch

Contact: Lisa A. Walter, lwalter@pasen.gov 215-541-2388