Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 14, 2001) – Strengthening the Glendening-Townsend Administration’s commitment to revitalizing and improving Maryland’s existing neighborhoods, Governor Parris N. Glendening today announced Board of Public Works approval of a $285,000 grant to the Town of Trappe in Talbot County. The funding will allow Trappe to continue with a major overhaul and expansion of its wastewater treatment plant.

“Improving the State’s existing communities remains a top priority and we are taking aggressive steps to enhance the quality of life for Marylanders who live in our older neighborhoods,” said Governor Glendening. “This project will enable the town to meet requirements of its discharge permit by helping improve water quality to an unnamed tributary to La Trappe Creek and will provide for future growth in the town.”

The more than $2.4 million project consists of replacing the existing outdated Trappe lagoon system at the plant with a new Biolac treatment process, including chemical additions and filtering for phosphorus removal. The plant’s handling capacity will also increase from 114,000 to 200,000 gallons per day as part of the upgrade.

“We appreciate all of the state’s funding that has been given us for this project,” said Trappe Town Council President Don English. The municipality will contribute more than $1.2 million to the project’s total cost.