Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 4, 1998) -- A project to construct a new water filtration plant for the Town of Myersville in Frederick County, and modify a distribution line to provide nearby homes with filtered water, will receive a financial boost thanks to Board of Public Works approval of a $463,375 grant.

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 is empowered by the General Assembly to approve construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement actions.

"This project is important because it will provide the citizens of the town of Myersville with safe, clean drinking water," said Governor Glendening. "Protecting public health is one of the State's greatest responsibilities. I am pleased that this project will now move forward."

Construction will begin this month and will be completed by February 1999.

"I wish to thank the State of Maryland and the Board of Public Works for the grant money provided to the Town of Myersville," said Mayor Billy L. Eckstein. "This grant money will supply the much needed funds for the upgrade to the Myersville Spring Line. These funds will be used to defray the construction costs of the project and make it more affordable for the citizens of the Myersville area that are users of the Spring Line. It is this type of cooperation between state and local governments that is needed to bring important projects to successful completion."

"The State's contribution towards Myersville's new water filtration plant is a significant and welcome commitment," said Frederick and Washington Counties Delegate Susan Hecht. "I join the citizens of Myersville in thanking the Governor for this important partnership."