The state of Pennsylvania has been receiving criticism from states such as Maryland for its lackluster approach to preventing pollution from entering the Chesapeake Bay. Things may be changing.
Water improvement projects in Lancaster County will receive the bulk of $2.4 million in federal grant funding announced this week to reduce pollution flowing to the Chesapeake Bay.
County watersheds have been identified as some of the state’s highest contributors of harmful nitrogen and phosphorus to the bay.
A total of $2,075,714 is earmarked for 12 county projects, which have been created to reduce polluted runoff from urban, suburban and agricultural lands in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay watershed.