Mullery’s Plymouth flood reduction bill signed into law

HARRISBURG, July 1 – A bill sponsored by state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, which would reduce the risk of flooding for residents of Plymouth Borough was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf.

“This will be a big step in reducing the risk of flooding for property owners who live along Coalbrook Creek,” Mullery said. “I am pleased to see my colleagues in the legislature and the governor approving this measure so these residents can avoid the unnecessary stress and financial burdens caused by flooding.”

Under H.B. 2018, a transfer of a piece of land at the Plymouth Readiness Center in Plymouth Borough is authorized. The transfer would allow a stormwater drainage channel to be created, which would collect and discharge storm runoff into Coalbrook Creek, keeping the creek water levels low and reducing the risk of flooding to nearby homes and properties.