Cambria County’s commissioners recently adopted a Clean Water Counts resolution, making Cambria the 26th county in Pennsylvania to ask state officials to make clean water a priority.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition launched the campaign in 2014, urging local governments to pass resolutions and call on legislators to invest in local clean water programs and practices.
Cambria County has about 420 miles of polluted waters, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
About 100 miles of those waters are damaged by agriculture and urban/suburban runoff, according to a press release from Chesapeake foundation.
“Healthy families, strong communities and a thriving Pennsylvania economy depend on clean water,” said Harry Campbell, the foundation’s Pennsylvania executive director. “We thank the commissioners in Cambria and the other counties for publicly voicing their support for clean water in the Keystone State.”