Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Tom Wolf, Governor
Dennis M. Davin, Secretary

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Baseline Water Quality Data Program


Download the guidelines for a complete understanding of the program and the requirements.

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Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) to be used fund statewide initiatives to establish baseline water quality data on private water supplies using the Baseline Water Quality Data Program (BWQDP).

The application deadline for the program is June 30, 2015 for consideration at the Sept. 2015 CFA board meeting.


Projects which involve practices for water sample collection and analysis to document existing groundwater quality conditions on private water supplies.


Grants shall be awarded to eligible applicants for projects that do not exceed $250,000. The grant requires at least 15% match of the total project cost.


  • Municipalities
  • Councils of Governments
  • Authorized Organization
  • Institution of Higher Education
  • Watershed Organization
  • For-Profit Businesses

How to Apply

Single Application for Assistance

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