Three Lancaster county farms have received funds from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, known as PENNVEST, to construct manure-handling facilities to help eliminate nutrient discharges into tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.
The funds were part of an $87 million investment in water infrastructure projects in 18 counties that Gov. Tom Corbett announced this week.
The Lancaster County Conservation District recipients are:
• Benuel King farm, $131,613 grant to protect Calamus Run.
• Sam Miller farm, $221,905 grant to protect Little Beaver Creek.
• Sam Glick farm, $470,542 loan to protect the Octorara watershed.
The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.