Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 2, 2003) – Governor Robert L. Ehrlich announced Board of Public Works approval today of a $150,000 grant that will assist the Town of Millington (Kent County) in constructing a new water system for its users.

“This project cuts to the very core of basic governmental services,” Governor Ehrlich said. “It provides safe and adequate drinking water and authorizes the closure of several contaminated private wells, improving the quality of life for those living in or around Millington.”

A new water distribution system including storage tanks, production wells and treatment facilities are all part of the more than $2.17 million project that is partially financed through the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Water Quality Infrastructure Program.

“The grant will be a great help in the construction of the new water system,” said Millington Mayor R. Dennis Hager. “There are wells here that have potential health implications and some are shared amongst several properties, which is not good. Many are a very shallow. The new water system will enhance the quality of life for our residents.”

A combination of U.S. Department of Agriculture grants and loans to the town will round out the new water system’s financing. Work is expected to begin by mid-August and be complete by late next year.