Ward Announces $2.55 Million for Farm Wastewater Project in Warriors Mark

HOLLIDAYSBURG – State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) today announced $2.55 million in state funding has been awarded for a wastewater project at a farm in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County.

Conrad Family Farms is a 1,400-acre farm with more than 950 animals housed in owned and rented bank barns located close to streams that make their way to Warriors Mark Run. Excess nutrient and sediment is a serious concern, since Warriors Mark Run is designated as a fishery.

The project calls for the construction of two roofed, heavy use areas and manure stacking buildings, implementation of roof runoff controls, and the installation of stormwater control measures, waterline and stormwater pipes, an access lane and an infiltration ditch. The improvements will reduce approximately 5,800 pounds of nitrogen, 125 pounds of phosphorus and 11,500 pounds of sediment from annually entering the stream.

“Managing runoff that can damage our waterways is a struggle for many farms,” Ward said. “By supporting the installation of these stormwater controls, this funding will help this farm implement some Best Management Practices that will lead to substantial water quality improvements in Warriors Mark Run.”

The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). PENNVEST is an independent agency of the Commonwealth providing low-cost financial assistance to fund construction of drinking water, sewer and stormwater projects in communities throughout Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact: Nathan Akers

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