Sturla to unveil water fee bill to generate $245 million for state at Capitol News Conference Monday at 10:30 a.m.

HARRISBURG, June 1 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that he will host a news conference to discuss his House Bill 2114 that could generate $245 million annually from a water resource fee for major water withdrawals in Pennsylvania.

Weather permitting, the event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 6 on the front steps of the Main Capitol Building. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Main Capitol Rotunda.

Over 5.9 billion gallons of water are reported as used every day in the Commonwealth. Under the state constitution, Pennsylvanians own this water that is currently being used free of charge.

Sturla’s legislation would use this revenue to fund state water-related programs, major watersheds, and an optional $3 billion bond.

Cosponsors and stakeholders that helped to craft the legislation will attend. 

Media coverage is invited and encouraged.