Water Quality Projects Along MEII Pipeline Corridor
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
June 20, 2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) collected a $12.6 million penalty in February 2018 for permit violations related to the construction of the Mariner East Pipeline II project. The penalty, one of the largest collected in a single settlement, was deposited into the Clean Water Fund and the Dams and Encroachments Fund in accordance with the provisions of the Clean Streams Law and the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act. These funds will be distributed as grants directed to the municipalities for stormwater and water quality improvements, and projects to improve drinking water sources and supplies.
Note: Only municipalities within the pipeline route (Aston Township, Brookhaven Borough, Chester Township, Edgmont Township, Middletown Township, Thornbury Township, and Upper Chichester Township) are eligible for this grant. Projects that provide direct and significant benefits to water quality and local communities will be prioritized.
Common Eligible Projects:
Recreation projects directly impacting water improvement, MS4 compliance, water resource protection education, stormwater management