Baseline Water Quality Data Program

Overview

Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) to be used fund statewide initiatives to establish baseline water quality data on private water supplies using the Baseline Water Quality Data Program (BWQDP).

Uses

Projects which involve practices for water sample collection and analysis to document existing groundwater quality conditions on private water supplies.

Funding

Grants shall be awarded to eligible applicants for projects that do not exceed $250,000. The grant requires at least 15% match of the total project cost.

Eligibility

  • Municipalities
  • Councils of Governments
  • Authorized Organization
  • Institution of Higher Education
  • Watershed Organization
  • For-Profit Businesses
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