Moul Announces State Grant to Evaluate Adams Water Quality
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) today announced that the Adams County Conservation District has been awarded a $25,000 state grant through the Watershed Restoration Protection Program to assess 30 local stream segments in the county.

The grant was made available through Act 13 of 2012 – the Marcellus Legacy Fund – and approved this morning by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The funding, which stems from the state’s share of proceeds from the Marcellus Shale, is used to restore and maintain restored stream reaches impaired by the uncontrolled discharge of nonpoint source polluted runoff. The goal is to remove these streams from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Impaired Waters list.

“This is good news for water quality in Adams County,” said Moul. “The Adams County Conservation District works closely with federal, state and local agencies to institute best management practices to reduce the nonpoint source pollution entering local streams. However, limited staffing has hampered efforts to assess the effectiveness of the modifications to improve water quality. The grant will enable the conservation district to evaluate 30 stream segments in eight municipalities.”

The project, which will evaluate more than three miles of impaired stream located in a priority watershed, will cost about $35,000.

Representative Dan Moul
91st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Donna Pinkham
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