Read the full article by Chris Ullery (Bucks County Courier Times)
“Three area water providers are getting over $2.6 million in state funding that is expected to be used to reimburse ratepayers in Warminster, Warrington and Horsham.
The Military Installation Remediation and Infrastructure Authority awarded the grants Friday morning with the money expected to be passed along to water customers who have shouldered increased costs for the past four years to remediated the systems.
‘These funds will help fulfill the promise to local water customers who paid surcharges to water utilities to offset the costs of cleaning the PFAS from water systems,’ Rep. Todd Stephens, R-151, said Friday.
Horsham Water & Sewer Authority was awarded $1.4 million; the Warminster Municipal Authority is receiving $500,000; and the North Wales Water Authority will get $742,691.
North Wales purchased Warrington’s water infrastructure last year, but the authority has been fully supplying the township with public drinking water for most of the past four years.
Decades of firefighting foam used at nearby former and active military bases led to many public and private drinking water wells in the three communities testing for PFAS and being shuttered in May 2016…”