- Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) today announced over $8 million in new funding for projects to improve water quality for residents of Bethlehem Township.
The project will consist of retrofitting
four existing basins at the Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority. This will allow for greater stormwater retention and will reduce pollutants through the infiltration process.
“Ensuring and improving water quality for our residents is of the utmost importance and I couldn’t be more pleased to see this funding approved for the residents of Bethlehem Township,” said Emrick.
Bethlehem Township Commissioner John Merhottein also expressed his support for the new funding.
“We are so happy to see this funding approved for the residents of Bethlehem Township,” said Merhottein. “Continually improving water quality for residents is essential and I look forward to seeing this project take place.”
This funding has been approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST). PENNVEST provides low-interest loans and grants for new construction or for improvements to publicly or privately-owned drinking water, storm water or sewage treatment facilities, as well as non-point source pollution prevention best management practices.