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More Than $7.3 Million in Federal Funds Awarded in Kent County, Md.

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KENT COUNTY, Md. – Kent County and the Town of Galena were awarded more than $7.3 million in federal funds Friday, to upgrade critical water and wastewater infrastructure.

U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (D), both of Maryland, made the announcement.

“Eastern Shore communities need to upgrade their water and sewer infrastructure, but they can't do it on their own,” Mikulski said. “They need a government on their side.”

Officials said the Town of Galena will receive a $2,083,000 grant and a $694,000 loan through the Wastewater Disposal Loan and Grant Program to upgrade and expand the existing Galena Wastewater Treatment Plant. The upgrades will reduce nutrient loading to the Chesapeake ecosystem by providing enhanced nutrient removal and biological nutrient removal treatment, according to officials.

The facility expansion will provide treatment for the existing Galena sewer system, as well as three Kent County service areas including: Georgetown, Maplewood Lane and Lee Avenue, officials said.

The Kent County Board of Commissioners will receive a $3,368,000 grant and a $1,163,000 loan through the Water and Waste Disposal program to construct the collection and conveyance system for Georgetown, Maplewood Lane and Lee Avenue, according to officials.

According to officials, the existing septic systems in the region are aging and not meeting current requirements, due to high water levels in the soil.

“Investing in Kent County's water and wastewater infrastructure is the right thing to do for public health, for the health of the Chesapeake Bay and to save energy,” Cardin said, who believes the systems are aging and cannot withstand the demands being placed on them.

The federal funds announced Friday go along with a $950,000 grant and $476,000 loan received from the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program in August 2014, which will be used to extend a water main from the end of the existing Georgetown/Fairlee water system to serve the Delta Heights area, according to officials.

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