Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 5, 2003) – Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. announced Board of Public Works approval yesterday of a $235,900 grant for the City of Frostburg (Allegany County) to construct new sewer and storm water lines to eliminate the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow problem.

“The funding approved today will enable the City of Frostburg to begin separating its sanitary sewer lines from its storm water system, ending combined sewer overflows that continually plague the Potomac River with harmful bacteria and excessive nutrients,” Governor Ehrlich said.

Construction of the new lines will correct overflow problems along Lemmert, Maple, Centennial and Mechanic streets, as well as Park Avenue and at Frostburg State University.

Frostburg’s leadership recently adopted a Long-Term Control Plan to eliminate the overflows. “Completion of these projects will prove to be extremely beneficial to providing a healthy environment for our citizens,” said Frostburg Mayor James V. Cotton.

The total cost of the project is $405,000, of which $169,100 is the local share being paid by Frostburg.