Kirkland announces $5.6 million in Pennvest funding for Chester City Stormwater Authority

CHESTER, Oct. 17 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland today announced the Chester City Stormwater Authority was awarded a $5.6 million low-interest loan for a stormwater management project.

The loan was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority on Wednesday.

The project will address an area subject to flooding and overflows from excessive runoff volume and lack of capacity in the conveyance and storage systems. The funds will be used to retrofit about 125 catch basins, remove impervious roadway and install stormwater controls for a recreational trail at Crozer Park.

“This project is going to help reduce sediment to the Ridley and Chester creeks, reduce flooding and improve the stormwater system that serves 10,000 low-income households in the area,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware. “In addition, the work will create 50 construction jobs for Pennsylvania residents. This is important, necessary work, and I’m pleased that the Pennvest board saw fit to approve this loan.”

Pennvest serves Pennsylvania communities by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects. The projects contribute to improving Pennsylvania’s environment and residents’ health, as well as provide jobs and opportunities for economic growth.