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Md. Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

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BALTIMORE, Md. - The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $6.9 million in grants and loans Wednesday to reduce pollution, improve drinking water quality and save energy and money.

Four project were approved including one in Wicomico County. The state says a $132,000 Energy Water Infrastructure Program grant was awarded to the City of Salisbury. It will help fund the High Service Pump Replacement project at the Salisbury Park Water Treatment Plant. The project includes the replacement of existing pumps with more efficient pumps to save energy.

Other projects include the St. Clement Shores Water System Replacement Phase I and the Piney Point Water System Replacement projects in St. Mary's County. A project in Howard County to help fund the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Influent Pump Station Pump Replacement project was also approved.

The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“These are smart investments to protect public health and the environment while saving money and energy in Maryland communities,” said Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles. “Energy efficiency saves money, and it helps the Chesapeake Bay by reducing nitrogen pollution. Providing nearly $7 million for drinking water systems upgrades and clean energy projects will help us to green and grow the state’s economy, combat climate change and lead in the race to protect and restore Chesapeake Bay watersheds.”

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