McIlhinney, Quinn Announce Funding for Bucks County Community Development Projects

HARRISBURG – Senator McIlhinney (R-10) and Representative Marguerite Quinn (R-143) announced grants today for several community development projects throughout Bucks County.

The grants, which were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Agency, will help finance projects to improve the quality of life in local communities, including clean water and other environmental initiatives.

Grant awards included:

  • $85,000 for the planning and design for a community park in Morrisville Borough in the area around Historic Summerseat.
  • $76,500 for stream bank stabilization along a tributary of Pine Run in Plumstead Township.
  • $187,992 to improve sediment collection in the Rock Run and Martins Creek watersheds in Morrisville Borough.
  • $95,893 to rehabilitate a sewer line that runs from the intersection of Elephant Road and Bucks Road through Kern Drive and Barnhill Road in Dublin Borough.
  • $293,277 to replace deteriorated sewer lines along Green Street in Sellersville Borough.
  • $339,746 to design and install a new filtration system for Summer Hill Well #5 in Plumstead Township.
  • $408,481 to construct a new pump station at the intersection of Stackhouse Drive and Mahlon Drive in Lower Makefield Township.
  • $180,625 to replace water mains and update water services along Centre Street and surrounding areas in Morrisville Borough.

“Having a functional infrastructure with safe and abundant water supplies is crucial to our health and quality of life. These water and sewer program grants will go a long way toward helping our communities improve their systems while helping to avoid the costly projects on ratepayers,” Quinn said. “Our local governments need tools, such as this funding program, in order to make our communities safe and great place to live.”

“The health of Pennsylvania citizens depends heavily on the quality of our environment,” McIlhinney said. “These projects represent a strong investment in our local infrastructure to ensure Bucks County communities can continue to enjoy good water quality and a healthy environment.”

CONTACT: Heather Cevasco (215) 489-5000