ANNAPOLIS, Md. –
Maryland's Board of Public Works approved $35 million in funding on Wednesday
to upgrade sewage treatment plants and septic systems.
About $2.3 million will go towards upgrading the Queenstown
Wastewater Treatment Plant in Queen Anne's County.
The other $32 million will be used to upgrade the Northeast
River Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cecil County. State officials say
the plant will reduce its nitrogen discharged by 62.5% to the Northeast River
and Chesapeake Bay.