Board of Public Works Approves $119.2 Million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clean Water Grants and Low-Interest Loans

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Maryland Department of the Environment

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Dawn Stoltzfus
(410) 537-3003

Jay Apperson
(410) 537-3003

Board of Public Works Approves $119.2 Million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clean Water Grants and Low-Interest Loans

(Baltimore, Maryland) September 16, 2009 - The Maryland Board of Public Works today approved $119,216,600 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act clean water grants and low-interest loans of 0 or 1 percent for water infrastructure projects estimated to create hundreds of jobs, protect public health, and improve both water quality and drinking water. All 24 Maryland jurisdictions are proposed to receive funding, and each of Maryland’s three designated “Environmental Benefit Districts” will receive a grant. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“Maryland has tremendous water infrastructure needs across the State, so we’re pleased today to approve grants and low-interest loans from President Obama’s clean water recovery funding that will benefit every jurisdiction. These projects will improve water quality, protect drinking water, and save and create jobs,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “Today’s recovery funding also allows us to provide additional grants for worthy ‘green infrastructure’ and water and energy efficiency projects.”

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Maryland Department of the Environment $121.6 million to fund Maryland water quality and drinking water projects under President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). MDE received more than $3.7 billion in requests for funding from towns and counties across the State. Per MDE’s extensive screening process to review nearly 600 applicants for ARRA funding, every county in Maryland is proposed to receive clean water recovery funding.

Today, in addition to previous funding approvals, the Board approved $92,784,600 in grants and low-interest loans for clean water projects and $26,432,000 in grants and low-interest loans for drinking water projects. The grants and loans are estimates that could change on actual bids due in September.

Funding was approved today for the following projects:

 

Allegany County

  • Braddock Run Interceptor Rehab – estimated grant $1,371,982
  • Mt. Savage Water Transmission – estimated grant $815,000
  • Savage Dam Non-Point Source (Allegany, Upper Potomac River Comm., WSSC) – estimated grant $6 million

 

Anne Arundel County

  • Urban Watershed Impervious Surface Recovery – estimated grant $562,237
  • Clements Creek Stormwater Restoration – estimated grant $450,000
  • Dennis Point Home Owner’s Association Living Shoreline Project – estimated grant $506,960
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust Franklin Manor – estimated grant $596,000
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust Shady Cove – estimated grant $612,000
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust Annapolis Landing – estimated grant $102,000
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust Southdown Shores – estimated grant $97,000
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust Berrywood – estimated grant $97,000
  • Eastport 39" Sewer Rehab – estimated loan $1.23 million
  • Second Street Back Creek Force Main – estimated loan $1.1 million

 

Baltimore County

  • Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal – estimated loan $6 million
  • Pleasure Island Beach Shoreline Enhancement – estimated grant $2.25 million

 

Baltimore City

  • Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal – estimated grant $6 million
  • Westport Dryswale Creation (Environmental Benefits District) – estimated grant $229,724
  • Westport Waterfront Tidal Wetlands Creation – estimated grant $576,380
  • Montebello Plant 2 Water Reservoir Cover – estimated loan $6 million
  • Retrofit low flow toilets, sinks, urinals etc. – estimated grant $2,636,900

 

Calvert County

  • D Street Sewer Improvement – estimated loan $1.56 million

 

Caroline County

  • Federalsburg I&I Sewer Maple Ave. & South Main St. – estimated grant $400,936
  • Replace Rotating Biological Reactor w/Parkson Geo-Reactor – estimated grant $382,500
  • Federalsburg Stormwater Management Marshyhope - Bay filter – estimated grant $1,235,000

 

Carroll County

  • Water Meter Installation – estimated grant $400,000

 

Charles County

  • Willow Lane Pump Station – estimated loan $5 million
  • Willow Lane Sanitary Sewer Upgrade – estimated loan $1 million

 

Cecil County

  • Rising Sun Water Meters Rehab – estimated grant $674,940

 

Dorchester County

  • Susquehanna Point, Madison, and Woolford Sewers – estimated grant $2,239,385
  • Vienna Wastewater Treatment Plant - PS Energy Efficiency Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Monitoring System – estimated grant $1,509,512
  • Elliott Island Living Shoreline Restoration – estimated grant $2,448,251
  • Hurlock Route 392 Pump Station Upgrade – estimated loan $250,000

 

Frederick County

  • Ballenger Creek - McKinney Enhanced Nutrient Removal Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion – estimated loan $6 million

 

Garrett County

  • Mt. Lake Park Water (contract 2) – estimated grant $733,000

 

Harford County

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Concrete Repair – estimated loan $248,000
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Structural Protective Coating – estimated loan $867,000
  • Methane Gas Management – estimated loan $119,000
  • Gravity Thickener Center Drive – estimated loan $119,000
  • Replace Return Pumps at Wastewater Treatment Plant – estimated loan $297,500

 

Howard County

  • Guilford Gardens Re-development – estimated grant $100,000
  • Tall Maple Court Stream Restoration – estimated grant $120,074
  • BALT/WASH Industrial Park Stormwater Retrofit – estimated grant $187,500
  • Little Patuxent Parallel Sewer Construction – estimated loan $2,768,915

 

Kent County

  • Chester River Tributary Stream Stabilization – estimated grant $135,000
  • Cypress Street Stream Restoration – estimated grant $35,000
  • Stillpond Erosion Control (Wetland) Project – estimated grant $548,925

 

Montgomery County

  • Ashton Pond And Wetland Restoration Project – estimated loan $669,000
  • Woodley Gardens Park Stream Restoration – estimated loan $1.89 million
  • 7101 New Hampshire Linden Ave Wetland System for SWM – estimated grant $160,000
  • Germantown Estates Stormwater Management Pond Retrofit – estimated grant $305,946
  • Green Roof Municipal Building Deck – estimated grant $70,000
  • Rockville Energy Conservation – estimated grant $1,309,500

 

Prince George’s County

  • Montpelier Mansion Low Impact Upper Patuxent – estimated grant $400,000
  • Beaverdam Site 104 wetland restoration site – estimated grant $351,900
  • Lower Anacostia Sewer Lining (Environmental Benefits District) – estimated grant $4 million

 

Queen Anne’s County

  • Bloomfield North Building Permeable Paving – estimated grant $200,000
  • Centreville MD 304 Sanitary Sewer Upgrade – estimated loan $599,200
  • Centreville MD 213 Sanitary Sewer Upgrade – estimated loan $1,409,100

 

St. Mary’s County

  • Marley-Taylor Water Reclamation Facility Methane Power Co-Generation – estimated grant $3.43 million

 

Somerset County

  • Crisfield Water Meter – estimated grant $596,521
  • ECI Water Treatment and Supply – estimated grant $6 million
  • Rhodes Pt. Southern Water Works – estimated grant $207,965

 

Talbot County

  • Chesapeake Bay Trust Cooperative Oxford Lab – estimated grant $183,500
  • Talbot County Biosolids Facility - Solar panels/wind turbine – estimated grant $2.7 million
  • Easton Sewer Force Main Relocation (Environmental Benefits District) – estimated grant $1,146,000
  • Tanyard Branch Wetland Restoration – estimated grant $326,000
  • Oxford Water Meter Upgrade – estimated grant $270,000

 

Washington County

  • Burnside Br. Rd. Stream Bank Stabilization – estimated grant $400,000
  • Lehmans Mill Rd. Stream Bank Stabilization – estimated grant $425,000
  • I&I Reduction Project #2 (Sewer Rehab) – estimated loan $1.45 million
  • Hagerstown Collection System Rehab Phase I – estimated grant $1,422,563
  • Williamsport Water Infrastructure (Water Meter Portion) – estimated grant $998,400
  • West End Reservoir Tank Phase II – estimated loan $3.3 million

 

Wicomico County

  • Beaglin Park Dam Non-Point Source Upgrade – estimated grant $50,000
  • Hebron Wastewater Treatment Lagoon Sludge Removal – estimated grant $272,290
  • Fitzwater Street Storm Drain Replacement – estimated grant $35,000
  • Delmarva Power Sewage Lift Station – estimated loan $1,211,800
  • Hebron Sewage Pump Station No.1 Chestnut Street – estimated grant $263,100
  • Salisbury Water Tower – estimated loan $1,846,139, estimated grant $293,635

 

Worcester County

  • Pocomoke City Enhanced Nutrient Removal – estimated grant $500,000
  • Berlin Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade – estimated grant $1.5 million
  • Pocomoke City Well – estimated grant $350,000

 

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