BUCKS COUNTY — December 19, 2023 — Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Tim Brennan (D-29) announced today $1,885,036 in state grant awards through the H2O PA program for water improvement projects in Doylestown Township and Chalfont Borough.

“These projects will help make critical improvements to our municipal water and sewer systems, strengthening our infrastructure, protecting our environment and maintaining quality drinking water for our community,” said Sen. Santarsiero.

Doylestown Township Municipal Authority will receive $1,431,154 for the Northern Regional Water System Transmission Mains improvement project.  The project will upgrade existing infrastructure to provide water more efficiently to residents in Doylestown Township, Plumstead Township and New Britain Borough.  The project will also provide the opportunity for property owners with contaminated wells to connect to public water.

“Infrastructure investments are a critical component of protecting our environment and maintaining quality drinking water for our communities,” said Senator Santarsiero.  “This water system improvement project will increase efficiency and reliability for residents across three municipalities.”

“We’re still putting ARPA funding to good use, which puts people to work and is solving issues in our backyard here at home,” said Rep. Brennan. “We need to continue to focus on building and preserving the essential infrastructure these grants support. State support for these projects also frees up local and county resources, which ultimately helps provide relief to local taxpayers across Central Bucks County.”

Chalfont Borough will receive $453,882 to replace stormwater pipes in the Woodview area of the borough, including the milling and repaving of the impacted roadways.

“As we see stronger and more frequent storms, it is more important than ever that we invest in stormwater management systems to adequately handle the needs of our communities,” said Senator Santarsiero.  The stormwater pipe replacement project will go a long way to protecting properties and the health and safety of the citizens of Chalfont Borough.”

H2O PA provides grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects, the construction or renovation of flood control projects, and the repair or rehabilitation of high-hazard unsafe dams.

Additional information about H2O PA Program funding can be found on the DCED website.