HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that Columbia County has been awarded two grants totaling $1 million for two flood control studies in Columbia County. These funds were distributed through the PA Small Water and Sewer Program, which is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Association.
The Columbia County Commissioners will use these funds to conduct studies to establish effective flood mitigation recommendations for areas of concern along the confluence of Fishing Creek and the Susquehanna River near the west end of Bloomsburg, as well as a similar study to be conducted along 385 miles of the Fishing Creek watershed.
“These two areas have been a source of flooding problems for some time now, presenting flash flood concerns during localized heavy rainfalls or prolonged periods of rain,” said Millard. “These studies will go a long way in identifying feasible solutions that will help to reduce flooding in these areas and I look forward to continuing to work with our county commissioners in their implementation.”
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program was established by the General Assembly to award grants to municipalities and municipal authorities for water, sewer, storm water and flood control projects with a cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000.
Representative David Millard
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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