Murt Wins Grant for Bio-Infiltration Basin in Fair Oaks Park
HARRISBURG—A grant requested by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to fight pollution of the Pennypack Creek Watershed has been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

Upper Moreland Township sought the Watershed Restoration Protection funds to defray the cost of installing a bio-infiltration basin in Fair Oaks Park, 2524-98 Helen St. CFA awarded the project $200,000. The total cost of the project is $560,417.

“The Pennypack Creek Watershed carries storm water from over 56 square miles in 11 municipalities and a portion of Philadelphia,” Murt said. “Unfortunately, it has been compromised by sediment pollution from storm sewer runoff.”

Upper Moreland Township plans to utilize Fair Oaks Park located in the Pennypack Creek Watershed for the installation of a bio-infiltration basin to improve storm water detention and water quality.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages.

“I want to thank Upper Moreland Township for their commitment to our environment, and CFA for acknowledging that need and helping us make our water safer,” Murt said.

Representative Thomas P. Murt
152nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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