Southwestern Butler County communities are joining forces to battle flooding issues.
On Thursday, the Township Board of Supervisors confirmed their participation in an intergovernmental project called The Lower Connoquenessing Watershed – Stormwater Planning Study.
The Township joins the boroughs of Zelienople, Harmony, Evans City, Mars and Seven Fields, as well as Jackson, Lancaster and Adams townships and Butler County to fund the study, conducted by HRG Inc. The Township will contribute $8,147.20 of the $76,280 cost.
The study will examine stormwater release rates into the Connoquenessing Creek and how those rates can be managed to help reduce flooding. It will also identify three improvement projects in each municipality that could have the largest impact on reducing flooding.