O’Mara announces $425K grant awarded to Marple Township

BROOMALL, Aug. 20 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a $425,000 grant for Marple Township to rehabilitate its storm sewer system.

This grant will fund the township’s project addressing storm sewer overflows in the residential area between Meadowbrook Lane and Fawn Hill Road, which has caused sinkholes, flooding and deposition of sediment into Darby Creek.

“Improving Marple Township’s storm sewer system will help prevent additional residential flooding and heighten the community’s safety, and it comes at a critical time. We had a storm hit us just two weeks ago, causing major stormwater flooding all across the township,” O’Mara said. “This project will allow Marple to make much needed improvements right now. It would also benefit our environment and cut down on sediment deposition into Darby Creek which, in high levels, can threaten local aquatic life and plant species.”

This funding is a part of the PA Small Water and Sewer grant program. These grants assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, storm sewer system or flood control projects. Eligible projects are those which have a total project cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000.

For more information, contact O’Mara’s office at (610) 544-9878.