Maryland Department of the Environment
BALTIMORE COUNTY AWARDED GRANT INCREASE FOR GLEN WEST WATER QUALITY RETROFIT PROJECT
ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 7, 2002) The Maryland Board of Public Works approved today a grant of $187,500 for Baltimore County to proceed with its Glen West Water Quality Retrofit Project.
The funding approved by the Board of Public Works today will allow Baltimore County officials to help reduce non-point source pollution while balancing the areas ecosystem at the same time, said Governor Parris N. Glendening.
The Glen West project is aimed at controlling unmanaged stormwater runoff and improve water quality in the 135-acre watershed. The project includes the construction of a sediment forebay at a storm drain outfall to provide water quality treatment. In addition, the project will also restore 600 feet of eroded stream.
I am happy that state funds have been granted due to the substantial environmental benefits that will be achieved, said Chin Y. Lien, P.E., of the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management. This retrofit project pre-treats the stormwater runoff eliminating substantial pollution loadings, thus improving the water quality of the receiving Stemmers Run and, ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.
The total cost of the project is $330,000 of which $82,500 is the local share being paid by Baltimore County. The funds will come from the Maryland Department of the Environments Water Quality Infrastructure Program. Construction is expected to begin in October with a completion date of February 2003.