Feds Grant Maryland Over $20 Million for Drinking Water Projects

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Maryland will receive $20,170,000 for drinking water improvement projects.

The funds will go to the State’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program that provides low interest loans to communities for projects such as upgrades to existing drinking water treatment facilities and water transmission line replacement. The grant will be met by $4 million in state matching funds.

From the press release:

“EPA’s continued commitment to supporting infrastructure projects with our state and local partners helps ensure residents have affordable access to safe drinking water and cleaner waterways,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “EPA is proud to support projects throughout Maryland that support public health by improving drinking water.”

One project included this year is additional funding to construct two underground water storage tanks and an upgraded water purification system for the City of Baltimore. The tanks will be used to store finished water that is available for distribution after going through treatment.

Useful Links:

Maryland’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund

EPA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program

MDE Water Quality Financing Administration