Clean Water Procurement Program
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION, GOALS, AND INTENT
On July 11, 2022, Act 54 of 2022 (July 11, 2022, P.L. 40, No. 54) ("Act 54") was signed into law amending the Pennsylvania Fiscal Code, and providing for the implementation of the Commonwealth's 2022-2023 budget, among other things. Under Section 1603-S of Act 54, PENNVEST was directed to establish the Clean Water Procurement Program to provide for the purchase of verified nutrient or sediment reduction through a competitive bidding process consistent with 62 Pa.C.S. Pt. I (relating to Commonwealth Procurement Code) (the "PENNVEST Clean Water Procurement Program").
The long term objective of the PENNVEST Clean Water Procurement Program is to improve water quality in the Commonwealth through the purchase of verified nutrient (nitrogen/phosphorus) or sediment reduction resulting from the installation of practices or combinations of practices determined to be effective and practical to manage nutrient and sediment to protect surface water and groundwater ("Best Management Practices"), as further defined under Act 54, with the goal of helping the Commonwealth to achieve the most current total maximum daily load limits for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment as established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the "Chesapeake Bay TMDL"), as further defined under Act 54.
The following pdf document can be downloaded by selecting the following link: Clean Water Procurement Program Guidance.pdf
PUBLIC COMMENT AND RESPONSE
The following pdf document can be downloaded by selecting the following link: Clean Water Procurement Program - Public Comment and Response Summary
To apply, please complete the online Clean Water Procurement Application by the cut off date of September 1, 2023 at 5 pm.
Prior to starting an application, a Project ID number is required. Project ID numbers can be obtained from PENNVEST at
Questions can be directed to PENNVEST at RA-PVCWPP@pa.gov
Select the following link to start the application: Coming Soon
To view a pdf sample version of the online application form, select the following link: Coming Soon