Our Comments on the Nicholson Township Injection Well

Since early last month, Mountain Watershed Association has been working with like-minded groups, Nicholson Township community members, township supervisors, Fayette County Commissioners, and Representative Charity Grimm Krupa to oppose the wastewater injection well proposed in Fayette County.

The community has rallied together to make its views known on the proposal, and the Commissioners of Fayette County passed a resolution opposing injection wells in the area.

We have long recognized the resiliency of the residents of the Yough Watershed and Appalachia. This same resiliency is ever present today in Nicholson Township as they band together to protect their quality of life, agricultural heritage, access to clean water, health, and community as a whole. We are working diligently to provide resources to support the next steps in the public process and support elected officials to take proactive measures to address and prevent this and future threats in Fayette County. 

MWA prepared a comment to EPA ahead of the late-July comment deadline. You can read it here.

We are organizing a community town hall on August 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the next steps on this issue. Join us virtually, or in person.