Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay
Baltimore, MD (November 1, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $3.8 million in grants today to reduce pollution and save energy. 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,” said Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles. “Energy efficiency saves money and, along with the use of renewable energy, helps the Chesapeake Bay by reducing nitrogen pollution. Connecting the Mayo sewage plant to the Annapolis facility 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:
Mayo Water Reclamation Facility Biological Nutrient Removal and Enhanced Nutrient Removal through Annapolis Water Reclamation Facility project – Anne Arundel County
A $2,854,528 Bay Restoration Fund grant to Anne Arundel County will help fund the Mayo Water Reclamation Facility Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) and Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) through Annapolis Water Reclamation Facility project. The project involves the construction of a pumping station and about 25,500 linear feet of force main and gravity sewer to convey 820,000 gallons per day of wastewater from the Mayo Water Reclamation Facility to the Annapolis Water Reclamation Facility for BNR and ENR treatment and discharge. Upon completion of this project, the Mayo facility will be decommissioned and the discharge point will be eliminated to avoid the long term effect on the health of the Chesapeake Bay and shellfish harvesting waters. This project has been determined to be the most cost-effective alternative to achieve ENR goals at the Mayo plant as required by Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan.
Princess Anne Wastewater Treatment Plant energy project – Somerset County
A $1 million Energy Water Infrastructure Program grant to the Somerset County Sanitary District will help fund the Princess Anne Wastewater Treatment Plant energy project. The project entails upgrades to pumps and other equipment at the plant to reduce energy consumption.
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