Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that they have awarded a $38.4 million grant to Maryland for water quality improvement projects to address wastewater treatment and stormwater runoff.
The grant will go to the Maryland’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program, and will be matched by $7.7 million in State funds. The program provides financial assistance through low interest rate loans for projects such as wastewater treatment plant upgrades, nonpoint source projects, water supply improvements and upgrades, stormwater projects, and more.
From the press release:
“The state revolving fund program is essential to providing all Americans the clean and safe water they deserve,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “EPA is proud to support projects that will improve wastewater treatment and stormwater runoff throughout the state to help protect Maryland’s water resources and improve public health.”
For more information on the CWSRF, view the Maryland Department of the Environment’s program page.