The Board of Public Works, composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot; recently approved over $2.8M to improve a drinking water system in Allegany County.
“‘This is a smart investment to protect public health in a Maryland community,’ said Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles. ‘Upgrading the City of Cumberland’s drinking water system underscores the Hogan Administration’s commitment to water infrastructure and the public health and safety benefits that flow from it’” (MDE press release).
Total funding for the project is $2,844,886.
- $1,549,998 – Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund loan
- $516,666 – grant for forgiveness of a Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund loan
- $778,222 – Water Supply Financial Assistance grant
All funds will be going toward helping to pay for the replacement of aging water lines along Decatur and Davidson streets and other locations within the City of Cumberland. The aging water system has numerous issues and is in need of replacement.