Bucks Towns Get $3.45M in State Sewer, Greenway, Trails and Other Projects | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

A dozen Bucks County towns and municipal authorities received more than $3.45 million in state grants for sewer, greenway and other projects this week.


The grant are awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Marcellus Legacy Fund, a revenue source from gas well fees through local governments and state agencies, according to a news release from Gov. Tom Wolf’s office.


“These projects will ensure that vital services are being provided to communities all across the commonwealth,” Wolf said in the release.


The fund, created through Pennsylvania’s Act 13 of 2012, is used for various sewage, flood mitigation and other similar projects through the Department of Community and Economic Development.


[Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects using the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP).]


More than $2.46 million of the grants will go toward water and sewer projects in Bristol Borough, Dublin, Lower Makefield, Penndel, Morrisville, Plumstead, Sellersville, Upper Southampton, Warrington and Warwick.


Act 13 grants in Bucks County:


  1. Bristol Borough: $167,450 for Adams Hollow Creek flood mitigation
  2. Bensalem: $94,127 for Central Park trail improvements
  3. Northampton: $237,567 for New Road trailhead and neighborhood link
  4. Morrisville: $85,000 for Patriots Park at Historic Summerset master plan
  5. Redevelopment Authority of the County of Bucks: $140,904 for Bensalem drum dump site assessment
  6. Morrisville Borough: $187,992 for Melvin Avenue basin improvements
  7. Plumstead: $76,500 for Summer Meadow streambank restoration project
  8. Bristol Borough Water and Sewer Authority: $361,845 for Pond Street pump station upgrade
  9. Warrington: $100,000 for Warrington Oaks sewage pumping station rehabilitation
  10. Dublin: $95,893 for Kern Drive sewer rehabilitation
  11. Sellersville: $293,277 for Green street sewer line replacement
  12. Penndel: $213,155 for resolution of capacity constraint
  13. Plumstead: $339,746 for Summer Hill filtration system
  14. Warwick Township Water and Sewer Authority: $65,965 for water main extension
  15. Lower Makefield: $408,481 for Stackhouse Drive pump station replacement
  16. Upper Southampton Municipal Authority: $408,000 for water main improvements
  17. Morrisville Municipal Authority: $180,625 for water main improvement project