BALTIMORE, MD (September 21, 2006) – Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced yesterday the Board of Public Works approval of a Bay Restoration Fund grant up to $1.3 million for the City of Baltimore to begin a project to upgrade approximately 16,520 linear feet of existing sewer. The Board is comprised of Governor Ehrlich, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller William D. Schaefer.
“Safe, drinking water and updated sewage management is essential to the life and health of Marylanders,” said Governor Ehrlich. “The funds approved today will assist the City of Baltimore in correcting sewage overflows that have a negative effect on our streams, rivers and the Bay. The state takes pride in keeping up with the evolving infrastructure and needs of this community’s sewer system.”
The Greenmount Branch Interceptor Phase I project, which is now under construction, will upgrade the existing sewer pipes by using the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining method. The completion of this project will eliminate sewage overflows that currently happen during an over abundance of rainfall. The Greenmount Branch Interceptor is a part of the Lower Jones Falls Sewer shed.