Press Release

KENT ISLAND, MD (March 16, 2005) – Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. will join Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick, key Cabinet Secretaries, state and local elected officials and community leaders on Friday, March 18, at 11:45 a.m. to break ground at a Kent Island facility that marks another success in the administration’s environmental agenda.

The Governor will make brief remarks about the range of activities geared toward restoring the Chesapeake Bay then participate in groundbreaking actions to begin construction for the new the Kent Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant is the third municipal facility to break ground since adoption of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund. The plant will include enhanced nutrient reduction technology that dramatically reducing the level of nitrogen and phosphorus being discharged into the Chesapeake from that region. Excess nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, lead to degraded water quality, which negatively impact the ecology of the Bay and its tributaries.

Anyone interested in the preservation and restoration of the Bay is invited to attend.

The groundbreaking event will take place at the treatment facility located at 310 Bateau Drive in Stevensville.


Take US 50/301 eastbound to Bay Bridge. Travel across bridge. Take the first exit after crossing Bay (Exit 37 - MD Rte. 8 North). At the stoplight at the top of the exit ramp, turn left. Travel 1/8 mile and turn left at second stoplight (first stop light is US Rte. 50/301 on ramp) onto Skipjack Parkway. Travel 1/10 mile and turn left onto Bateau Drive. This is the WWTP's access road. Follow Bateau Drive into fenced compound. Administration building is the brick building with the garage doors. Go past administration building continue straight past the construction trailers (on the left) and turn right to park.