BALTIMORE, MD (May 23, 2012) - The Maryland Board of Public Works today approved more than $1.4 million in grants to improve water supply systems and protect drinking water. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
“Everyone deserves to have an adequate supply of safe drinking water. Nothing is more important to our public health,” said Governor O’Malley. “These projects protect public health while creating jobs for more Marylanders.”
The following projects were approved today:
Water System Byproducts Compliance project – Town of Oakland, Garrett County
Grants of $785,433 from the Water Supply Financial Assistance Program to the Town of Oakland will help fund study, design and construction to modify the Town’s Broadford Lake and Bradley Run water treatment plants to lower the concentration of disinfection byproducts and improve the quality of its drinking water.
Denton Production Well No. 6 project – Town of Denton, Caroline County
A $688,675 capital construction grant to the Town of Denton will help fund the Denton Production Well No. 6 project. The project involves the construction of a new drinking water well to provide adequate water supply to Town residents. The project also includes the installation of water treatment equipment, a data collection control system and construction of a building.
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