This grant will allow CSF to operate and maintain nine existing water treatment plants that remove AMD from nearby waterways. This includes costs incurred for water monitoring, treatment chemicals, system flushing, sludge removal, emergency repairs, among other things.
"It is important for us to fund facilities like these that are making a big impact on the water quality of our rivers and streams," said DEP Secretary
Collectively, these nine treatment facilities treat nearly one million gallons of mine-influenced water daily.
The grant will be paid to CSF over a period of five years. This is the second grant DEP has awarded to CSF for the operation and maintenance of the treatment facilities.
In 2005, DEP entered into a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) with
Until the trust grows to cover all operation and maintenance costs for these treatment facilities, DEP has agreed to provide supplemental funding from the federal
For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 717-783-9581.
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