Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Scarnati Announces State Funding Awarded in Potter County

(HARRISBURG) - The Mark Bachman Manure Storage Facility in Potter County has been awarded an $182,129 grant through the state’s PENNVEST Program to make major water quality improvements, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). 
Scarnati explained that the grant will be used by the Bachman Farm in Ulysses Township to construct a wastewater storage tank, upgrade a waste transfer pumping station, install rain gutters and make other storm water control improvements that will reduce nutrient runoff into Ludington Run and the Genesee River.
“Protecting our water systems is extremely important to the health of a community,” Scarnati said. “I’m very pleased that this grant was approved by PENNVEST and will provide support for improvements at Bachman Farm.  The funding will certainly be a crucial part of helping to safeguard our local water supplies, protect public health and ensure that our streams are not polluted.”
Scarnati noted that the project was endorsed by the Potter County Conservation District.  Each element of this project implements a National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) practice code.  The NRCS practice codes are generally considered as cost effective alternatives for Agricultural Best Management Practices. The total cost of the project is $285,795 and it is estimated that the project will create ten construction jobs.