Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay
Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure
BALTIMORE, MD (October 2, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved $975,000 in funding today to reduce pollution and improve water quality by upgrading a sewage pumping station and improving a drinking water system. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
“Projects such as these are an important part of our effort to improve Maryland waterways and ensure that public drinking water systems provide safe and adequate water,” said Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers. “These projects reduce pollution and protect the environment and public health while creating jobs for more Marylanders.”
The following projects were approved today:
Bryans Road Drinking Water Wells Project – Charles County
A $650,000 Water Supply Financial Assistance Program grant to the Commissioners of Charles County will help fund the Bryans Road Drinking Water Wells Project. The proposed project entails the planning, design and construction of new water wells that will be drilled into the Patuxent Aquifer in the Bryans Road vicinity. This project is intended to add reliability to the Bryans Road water system, which currently has two wells, one of which has operational problems.
Federalsburg Nuttle’s Pump Station Upgrade – Caroline County
A $325,000 loan from the Water Quality State Revolving Loan Fund to the Town of Federalsburg will help fund the Nuttle’s Pump Station Upgrade project. The project will rehabilitate an aging pumping station located near the bank of Marshyhope Creek in Federalsburg. The work will replace an inefficient, antiquated vacuum ejector system with a modern pumping system to reduce the likelihood of sewage discharges and other operational difficulties. Also included are various ancillary modifications to the facility, such as the construction of a new wet well.