Sen. Ward and Rep. Nelson Announce Commonwealth Financing Authority Award to Delmont Borough for Watershed Restoration Protection Program

HARRISBURG – Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) and Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) today announced a $255,000 grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has been awarded to the Borough of Delmont. The Watershed Restoration and Protection funds will help reduce sediment loading in Haymakers Run in Turtle Creek and Beaver Run Reservoir located in Delmont Borough, Westmoreland County.

“The CFA funds for Delmont Borough is a perfect example of how state and local government should work together to solve issues that affect our communities,” said Sen. Kim Ward. “I am pleased to partner with the Borough of Delmont to make certain this important project is completed.”

The Borough of Delmont must reduce the sediment entering the water by 10% over the next five years. The grant funds will be used to install two new stormwater detention basins located in New House Park and behind Lindsey Lane and retrofit the basins with the installation of a forebay and bio/filtration media to remove sediment from collected runoff.

State Representative Eric Nelson described the announcement as, “A big win for Delmont. These grant dollars will go a long way to help the borough improve water quality in Haymaker’s Run-Turtle Creek.”

The planned project will remove approximately 12,100 pounds of sediment per year. The total cost of the project is $300,000. Delmont Borough committed to the remaining $45,000 of monies needed to complete the project.

The grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) under its Watershed and Restoration Program. The program is funded with money assessed by the Commonwealth through the state’s Impact Fee, which is paid by the state’s unconventional natural gas producers.

CONTACT (Sen. Ward): Erica Clayton Wright, ewright@pasen.gov, (717) 787-6063