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New funds for clean water and the Bay

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 06:23:04-05

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $3.7 million in grants and loans to reduce pollution and improve water quality and drinking water infrastructure. 

"These are smart investments and great news for Maryland communities and citizens of the Chesapeake Bay region. The Maryland Department of the Environment thanks Governor Hogan for his leadership on this environmental priority," said MDE Secretary Ben Grumbles in a statement. "Improving drinking water systems and reducing nutrient pollution to our waterways will help us to green and grow the Chesapeake Bay watersheds."

The following projects were approved Wednesday.

  • Galena Wastewater Treatment Plant Biological Nutrient Removal and Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade in Kent County
  • Barrelville Route 36 Water Distribution Project in Alleghany County