Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD August 29, 2001) – Governor Parris N. Glendening today announced the Maryland Board of Public Works’ approval of a grant of $108,000 for Allegany County to begin a study to determine how the town of Frostburg can handle its waste and storm water more efficiently and prepare for future growth in the area.

“We are taking aggressive action across the State to improve the quality of life for Marylanders and to protect our communities and our environment from the hazards of sewer overflows,” said Governor Parris N. Glendening. “The funding approved today will enable the town of Frostburg to develop a long term plan for controlling overflows and minimize the impact on the environment and public health before an accident occurs.”

Once underway, the study conducted in Frostburg will include updating recommendations of the city’s 1985 Sewer System Evaluation Study and include limited smoke testing and flow monitoring. Frostburg officials hired Whitman Requardt and Associated to conduct the feasibility study. Funding for the study will come from the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) Water Quality Infrastructure Program. “The city continues to work toward eliminating sewer overflow events by separating its storm water and sanitary sewer systems,” said Frostburg Mayor John N. Bambacus. “We appreciate the financial assistance award offered by MDE and recognize that the funds will allows us to complete our long-term control plan to systemically address the issue.”