Rush Township has received a $6,000 grant to support a new partnership called the Central PA Source Water Alliance for Protection.
The grant from the Water Resources Education Network will assist area water suppliers, local and county officials, conservation groups and interested citizens, who have formed a regional source water protection collaborative, in educating local residents in ways to protect drinking water sources from pollution.
In addition to potential threats from natural gas drilling, the alliance also plans to address pollution caused by agriculture, roadway spills, failing septic systems, and stormwater runoff.
Along with Rush Township, representatives of the Philipsburg, Black Moshannon State Park, Houtzdale Municipal Authority, Clearfield County Conservation District, Moshannon Creek Watershed Coalition, Pennsylvania American Water, Centre County Conservation District, Oak Ridge Authority, Clearfield Planning and Community Development Office, BCI Municipal Authority, and Chester Hill have agreed to participate in the source water collaborative
The Water Resources Education Network is a project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund. For more information on the Central PA Source Water Alliance for Protection, visit rushtownship.com.