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Water Supply Coming Soon to the Salisbury Airport

Posted: Jul 06, 2017 8:23 AM Updated:

SALISBURY, Md.- Despite getting less funding than expected, Airport Manager Dawn Veatch said the project that will bring water to the Salisbury–Ocean City–Wicomico Regional Airport is still ready for takeoff.

Wicomico County plans to bring water from the area of Wor-Wic Community College to the airport.

Airport Manager Dawn Veatch said this project is something that is critical to get their expansion off the ground.

"Absolutely, it's critical. That's why the airport has not developed and expanded as it could have is the delay in the water."

The design phase of this project is said to cost around $140,000 and construction will costly nearly $3 million.

But Wicomico County Director of Public Works Dallas Baker, said the Maryland Department of the Environment only awarded the county a low interest loan of $1.95 million. With nearly $1 million less than they had hoped, Veatch said they project is vital and still going to happen.

"Yes I'm not worried about finding the money, we can get it a lot of different places. The airport infrastructure will be taken care of with hopefully some of our grant money that we get from the state and federal government from FAA," Veatch said.

The design phase for the water supply project is estimated to take about six months and the construction phase will take around nine to 12 months.

Veatch said she would like to see this fully completed by 2019.

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