Webster announces grant totaling more than $160,000 for West Norriton Township

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Joe Webster announced a Commonwealth Financing Authority grant totaling $164,774 was approved today for a project in Montgomery County.

West Norriton Township will receive the grant to retrofit a stormwater basin to limit the amount of polluted water entering Stony Creek.

"We need to be vigilant in protecting our waterways, not only for the current generation but for the future generations of residents growing up in Montgomery County,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. “This project will improve Stony Creek, limiting the amount of silt that regularly washes into the creek.” 

The Alexander Drive Basin was constructed in the early 1980s to provide peak flow rate control and detention for a 37-acre residential area. The new basin is expected to decrease the amount of sediment load to the Stony Creek watershed, which is listed as an impaired waterway because of siltation from urban runoff and storm sewers.

The grant is part of a $229,938 project to improve the performance of the basin in treating runoff water.  

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.