Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Safe Drinking Water

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Samantha Kappalman
samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov

Jay Apperson
jay.apperson@maryland.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER

Grant and loan will replace aging water system    

BALTIMORE, MD (July 23, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.5 million in funding today for a project that will replace an aging and leaking water distribution system in Allegany County. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“Safe and reliable drinking water is vital to our public health and to the economy in Maryland,” said Governor O’Malley. “This project will help to conserve water – our most essential natural resource — while creating jobs for more Marylanders.”

The following funding was approved today:

Rawlings Water System Phase III project – Allegany County

A $1,312,500 Water Supply Financial Assistance Program grant, along with a $198,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund loan, to Allegany County will help fund the Rawlings Water System Phase III project. The project entails the design and construction of a water distribution system in the Rawlings area to replace the existing aging and leaking water system. The project includes the construction of the main water transmission line, a water storage tank, booster pumps, service connections and meters and other improvements.

 

 

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