Nov. 16, 2015 07:43

State DEP Offers Millions to Control Stormwater

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced a grant program worth $2.3 million. According to the secretary of the DEP, John Quigley, the grants will support projects that control urban stormwater and improve water quality across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Eligible projects will include the construction of rain gardens, permeable pavement and urban stream restoration. The goal is to create best management practices in order to reduce sediment pollution. Sediment pollution causes an estimated $16 billion in environmental damage annually.

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