Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 9, 2001) - Governor Parris N. Glendening today announced Board of Works approval of a $233,000 grant to Carroll County. The funds will allow the County to continue with a much-needed overhaul of the Union Bridge Water System.

"We have worked very hard to ensure that the environment we live in, the air we breathe and the water we use is safe for everyone," said Governor Glendening. "This funding will allow much-needed improvements to the existing water treatment plant to move forward and provide the residents of Union Bridge with safe, clean drinking water."

The Union Bridge Water System draws from only one well and is straining under the demands of the residents’ water needs. The well is under the influence of ground water and the water distribution systems are antiquated and deteriorating. This grant will help correct both problems immediately.

"These funds will also go a long way in helping the town build a water treatment plant and install a filtration system," said Union Bridge Mayor Perry L. Jones.

The total cost of the project is more than $3 million, of which $2.47 million will come from local funds. MDE previously awarded Union Bridge a $400,000 grant, bringing the department’s total contribution to the project to $623,000. Construction is expected to begin in November and be completed by June 2002.