Township awarded $622,175

Old Lycoming Township has been awarded a $622,175 state grant to aid in storm water management, according to state Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, and state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township.

The grant will support the purchase of a water recycling jet vacuum truck to remove sediment from the township’s storm water system.

“This is an excellent use of funding to help Old Lycoming Township improve its storm water equipment and, therefore, service to the area,” Wheeland said. “This will have a long-term benefit for environmental conditions in the township.”

Yaw said the effects of storm water management extend beyond just the township.

“Old Lycoming Township has been very proactive with implementation of its Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan,” Yaw said.

“This funding will enable the township to continue reducing sediment collected from its storm water collection system,” he said. “In turn, it benefits Lycoming Creek, Bottle Run, Daugherty Run and Spring Run and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River going forward.”