Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 1, 1998) -- A project to design and construct modifications to the Myersville Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Town of Myersville in Frederick County received Board of Public Works approval of a $300,000 grant.

"This important project will improve the quality of the treated wastewater and double the capacity of the plant," said Governor Parris N. Glendening. "These improvements will protect public health while keeping water and sewer costs affordable for the citizens of Myersville."

In addition to the State grant, the town is contributing $1,415,080 of which $1,317,494 will be in the form of a loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for a total project cost of $1,715,080. Construction began in March and will be completed in July 1999. The plant's treatment capacity will be increased from 150,000 to 300,000 gallons per day.

"This grant money will supply much needed funds for the upgrade to the Myersville Wastewater Treatment Plant," said Myersville Mayor Billy L. Eckstine. "It will make the project more affordable to the citizens of the Myersville. This is the type of cooperation between the State and local governments that is needed to bring important projects to successful completion."

Chaired by Governor Glendening, the Board of Public Works also is comprised of Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein 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.