MIRIA presents ceremonial check to the Horsham Water & Sewer Authority for $6,448,126.50
Several board members of the Military Installation Remediation and Infrastructure Authority (“MIRIA”) were on hand to present a ceremonial check to the Horsham Water & Sewer Authority.
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, several board members of the Military Installation Remediation and Infrastructure Authority (“MIRIA”) were on hand to present a ceremonial check to the Horsham Water & Sewer Authority for $6,448,126.50 to fund various clean water and PFAS related remedial efforts. Pictured left to right are Ken Woods (HWSA Treasurer), Tara Conner-Halston (MIRIA board), William Whiteside (MIRIA Vice Chair), Teresa Harmon (MIRIA Treasurer), John Butler (HWSA Chair), PA State Representative Todd Stephens (MIRIA Chair) and Jon Hartmaier (HWSA Vice Chair). MIRIA is a new Horsham Township Authority formed in 2020 that received about $15.5 million in PA State funding in 2020 and awarded a total of $12.4 million in Clean Water Grants to 4 local public water providers that also include Warminster Municipal Authority, North Wales Water Authority and Ambler Borough. The grant funding for the Horsham Water & Sewer Authority helped reimburse PFAS surcharges to rate payers, will fund connecting properties to the public water system of certain properties where private wells have been impacted by PFAS, will fund operating costs of PFAS remedial systems and will fund other PFAS remedial efforts. In addition to the Clean Water Grants, MIRIA will also be funding almost $2.9 million of infrastructure and economic development projects in Horsham Township. MIRIA funding was made possible by the incredible efforts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, MIRIA, Horsham Township and the Horsham Water & Sewer Authority.