Thursday, April 1, 2021

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Accepting Applications For Water Level Monitoring Grants

Susquehanna River Basin Commission is now accepting applications for a new grant program to support the collection and reporting of water level data in groundwater production wells. The deadline for applications is June 30.

The goal is to promote practices that improve the sustainability of the basin’s water resources. 

The Commission has dedicated $120,000 to fund the program for its first year. Grant recipients may receive up to $1,500 per source, with a facility cap of $7,500 per year. 

Grants may be used for approved projects that are not currently collecting water level data from their well(s) or may be used to upgrade equipment to meet the Commission’s requirements to monitor and report operational data. Successful applicants will collect and report the water level data to the Commission.

The program is open to both public and non-public project sponsors. Most projects in the Susquehanna River Basin approved to withdraw groundwater are eligible to apply. 

Although project sponsors generally must have a current docket approval with SRBC, project sponsors with a grandfathering certificate or operating under an order to make application for groundwater wells are also eligible.

All eligible projects will be considered. Should the number of applications exceed the budget for this year’s grant round, the Commission will generally follow prioritization criteria included in the grant package materials.

Funding announcements will be made after August 1, 2021. 

For additional information and details about how to apply, visit SRBC’s Water Level Monitoring Grants webpage.

For more information on programs, training opportunities and upcoming events, visit the Susquehanna River Basin Commission website.  Click Here to sign up for SRBC’s newsletter.   Follow SRBC on Twitter, visit them on YouTube.

[Posted: April 1, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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