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 and Loans Will Reduce Pollution, Improve Drinking Water Infrastructure

BALTIMORE, MD (April 18, 2013) - The Maryland Board of Public Works yesterday approved more than $3 million in funding today to improve drinking water systems and prevent sewage overflows. 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, including the Chesapeake Bay, and provide quality drinking water to our citizens,” said Governor O’Malley. “These projects reduce pollution and protect the environment and public health while creating jobs for more Marylanders.”

 

The following projects were approved yesterday:

Rosemont Water System Improvements project – Frederick County

Grant and loan funding of $1,800,000 (a $300,000 loan and a $1,500,000 grant in the form of loan forgiveness) from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program to Frederick County will help fund the Rosemont Water System Improvements project. The project entails the design and construction of a new water distribution system to replace the aging system in the Village of Rosemont. The existing water distribution network is undersized and deteriorated and unable to provide adequate pressure and is also adversely affecting the quality of drinking water.

 

Westernport Combined Sewer Overflow Philos Avenue Extended project – Town of Westernport, Allegany County 

A $1,262,500 Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Project Funds grant to the Town of Westernport will help fund the Westernport Combined Sewer Overflow Philos Avenue Extended project. The project entails the separation of Westernport’s existing combined sewer system and related improvements to the City’s wastewater collection system to prevent sewer overflows.

 

River Road Waterline Extension project – Town of Grantsville, Garrett County

Grant and loan funding of $205,000 (a $26,000 loan and a $179,000 grant in the form of loan forgiveness) from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program to the Town of Grantsville will help fund the River Road Waterline Extension project. Public water service will be extended about 2,000 feet to existing homes along River Road with under-producing individual wells.

 

 

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