State grants have been distributed to several water-related projects across the state, including seven in Westmoreland County.
The State Department of Environmental Protection said the $12.6 million distributed for 61 projects across the state come from the civil penalty assessed against Sunoco for violations concerning the Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline.
Officials say this does not absolve Sunoco of fixing areas that were damaged due to the pipeline.
The following is the list of Westmoreland County projects to receive grants:
Derry Township – $250,000 – Stormwater management to reduce runoff pollution to Sulfur Run in Derry Township.
Derry Township – $195,500 – Wetland construction along Lower Saxman Run in Derry Township.
Rostraver Township – $327,000 – Reduction of runoff pollution that is impairing Cedar Creek and Pollock Run in Rostraver Township.
Borough of Delmont – $114,500 – Stormwater management to reduce runoff pollution into Turtle Creek in Delmont Borough.
Hempfield Township Supervisors – $96,000 – Stormwater management to reduce runoff pollution into a tributary of Little Sewickley Creek in Hempfield Township.
Westmoreland County Conservation District – $63,270 – Streambank stabilization along Turtle Creek in Murrysville Borough.
Penn Township Sewage Authority – $240,000 – Elimination of partially treated sewage discharges into Brush Creek in Penn Township.