Jan 30, 2012

Pennsylvania DCED Announces $34 Million Investment in Flood Control Projects

Municipalities invited to apply for H2O PA funding for water infrastructure projects

In Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved $34 million through the H2O PA program for the construction and repair of flood control systems in five counties: Bradford County, Cameron County, Clearfield County, Montour County and Montgomery County.

"Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee brought powerful reminders of the damage and destruction that flooding can bring to communities," Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker said. "These investments will be a great help to cash-strapped municipalities needing to upgrade their aging and deteriorating flood control systems."

Projects that involve the construction, improvement, repair or rehabilitation of all or part of a flood control system are eligible to apply for H2O PA funding. Projects include channel improvements, compacted earth levees, concrete channels, concrete floodwalls, detention dams, nonstructural measures or any combination of these project types. Major repairs or rehabilitation of an existing flood protection project are also eligible for funding.