Today, Cecil County marked the successful completion of Phase Two of the Elkton West Sewer project.
Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy, representatives from the Northrop Grumman Corporation, and other officials marked the successful completion of Phase 2 of the Elkton West Sewer project in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The completed project will provide service to 58 parcels of land along Pulaski Highway.
“Extending County sewer to serve additional sections of the Route 40 corridor has been talked about for decades,” said County Executive Alan McCarthy. “Economic development isn’t going to happen without adequate infrastructure, and I’m delighted to be able to celebrate the completion of Phase 2 and to celebrate having Northrop Grumman as our first customer.”
The project was managed by the Cecil County Department of Works, with local companies providing design and construction services. Funds for phase two were secured through a low interest loan from the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utility Service, and will be repaid using revenue from the the County’s Major Facilities Fees and sewer bills.
From the press release:
The ceremony was held at Northrop Grumman’s facility in recognition of the fact that Northrop Grumman is the first customer to connect to the new County sewer line. Sewage from Northrop Grumman’s Elkton facility was previously treated at the private wastewater treatment plant serving the nearby Triumph Industrial Park. The joint ribbon cutting ceremony also afforded Northrop Grumman the opportunity to mark the successful completion of its own sewer infrastructure project, specifically, a pumping station and force main on its property that was needed to tie into the County’s new sewer system at a point on Nottingham Road.