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 will reduce pollution, improve water quality

BALTIMORE, MD (November 4, 2015) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved $2 million in funding today to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant and improve a sewage system. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“These are smart investments and great news for Maryland communities and citizens of the Chesapeake Bay region. The Maryland Department of the Environment thanks Governor Hogan for his leadership on this environmental priority,” said Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles. “Upgrading sewage systems and treatment plants – and providing relief to rate payers when appropriate – will help us to green and grow the state’s economy and lead in the race to protect and restore Chesapeake Bay watersheds.”

The following projects were approved today:

New Windsor Wastewater Treatment Plant – Carroll County

A $1 million Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Project Funds Supplemental Assistance Program grant to the Town of New Windsor will be used by the Town to pay off a portion of the principal on a loan from the Department of the Environment’s Water Quality Financing Administration. The loan, whose current principal balance is $1,518,644, is to help pay for the upgrade of the New Windsor Wastewater Treatment Plant. That upgrade was substantially completed in 2011. The cost of the upgrade placed a significant cost burden on the sewer system users.

Braddock Run Sewer Phase IV: Wrights Crossing Pump Station Improvements – Allegany County

A $1 million Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Project Funds Supplemental Assistance Program grant to Allegany County will help pay for the planning, design and construction of improvements to the Wrights Crossing Pump Station, the fourth phase in the Braddock Run sewer project. The project includes the replacement of pumps and controls, building modifications and electrical improvements. The Braddock Run project is designed to reduce sewer overflows.

 

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