Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 5, 1998) -- A project to repair and replace defective sewer pipes and manholes for the town of Mount Airy will receive State assistance thanks to Board of Public Works approval today of a $250,000 grant.

"This project will improve the quality of the wastewater that is discharged from the plant," said Governor Parris N. Glendening. "This will benefit the Patapsco River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay."

In addition to the State grant, the project will receive $50,000 from the town of Mount Airy. Construction is expected to begin in December 1998 and completed in May 1999.

"The town expects this project to reduce excessive inflow infiltration into the system, which will provide additional treatment and conveyance capacity within the system and improve the overall effectiveness at the treatment plant," said Town Council President Delaine Hobbs.

Chaired by Governor Glendening, the Board of Public Works also is comprised of Comptroller Robert Swann and Treasurer Richard N. Dixon. The Board is empowered by the General Assembly to approve construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement actions.