Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

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Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water infrastructure, save energy

Baltimore, MD (August 16, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $6.9 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution, improve drinking water quality and save energy and money. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“These are smart investments to protect public health and the environment while saving money and energy in Maryland communities. The Maryland Department of the Environment thanks Governor Hogan for his leadership on these priorities,” said Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles. “Energy efficiency saves money, and it helps the Chesapeake Bay by reducing nitrogen pollution. Providing nearly $7 million for drinking water systems upgrades and clean energy projects will help us to green and grow the state’s economy, combat climate change and lead in the race to protect and restore Chesapeake Bay watersheds.”

 

The following projects were approved today:

 

St. Clement Shores Water System Replacement Phase I project – St. Mary’s County

A $3,368,474 Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund loan to the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission will fund the St. Clement Shores Water System Replacement Phase I project. The project includes the design and construction of waterlines, valves and fire hydrants to replace the existing aging and deteriorated water distribution system.

Piney Point Water System Replacement project – St. Mary’s County

A $2,491,768 Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund loan to the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission will fund the Piney Point Water System Replacement project. The project includes the design and construction of waterlines, valves, fire hydrants, and all necessary appurtenances to replace the existing aging and deteriorated water distribution system.

Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant Influent Pump Station Pump Replacement project – Howard County

A $963,300 Energy Water Infrastructure Program grant to Howard County will help fund the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Influent Pump Station Pump Replacement project. The project includes the replacement of two existing pumps with more efficient pumps that will reduce operating time and save energy.

High Service Pump Replacement at Salisbury Park Water Treatment Plant project – Wicomico County

A $132,000 Energy Water Infrastructure Program grant to the City of Salisbury will help fund the High Service Pump Replacement at Salisbury Park Water Treatment Plant project. The project includes the replacement of existing pumps with more efficient pumps to save energy.

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