Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 4, 1998) -- A project to construct a nitrogen removal operation at the Patuxent Water Reclamation Facility in Anne Arundel County received State assistance today thanks to Board of Public Works approval of a $400,000 grant.

"This important project will help reduce nutrient discharges into the Patuxent River and contribute to achieving Maryland's goal of a 40 percent reduction in nutrients entering the Chesapeake Bay by the year 2000," said Governor Glendening. "Nutrient reduction is critical for restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay."

In addition to the State grant, the county is contributing $557,350. Future State funding is estimated at $100,000 for a total project cost of $1,057,350. Construction will begin soon and will be completed by January 1999.

Chaired by Governor Parris N. Glendening, the Board of Public Works also is comprised of Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and Treasurer Richard N. Dixon. The Board if empowered by the General Assembly to approve construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement action.