Yesterday, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris announced $6,529,000 in federal funding to construct a new wastewater treatment plant in Chesapeake City.
The new plant will replace two existing sites, and meet new nutrient removal requirements. Funds for the project come in the form of a $5,029,000 grant and a $1,500,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development as a part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The federal funding is supported by a $6,869,000 grant from Maryland’s Bay Restoration Fund.
From the press release:
“The Town of Chesapeake City and its rich history serve as local treasure to us Marylanders. This award will provide critical upgrades to wastewater infrastructure and ensure clean water flows into the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and throughout the region,” said Senator Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. “I will continue to advocate for clean, safe and reliable water for local communities here in Maryland and across the country.”
“The water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries are vital to Cecil County residents’ health and the local economy. These infrastructure upgrades will help improve access to clean water and support those whose livelihoods rely on a healthy Bay. I will keep fighting for federal investments to continue improving essential infrastructure throughout our state,” said Senator Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Environment and Public Works Committees.
Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program in Maryland