BALTIMORE (May 6, 2009) - The Maryland Board of Public Works today approved $2,744,772 in grants to upgrade wastewater collection systems and wastewater treatment plants in order to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. Of this amount, $250,000 is destined for the College of Southern Maryland and Mt. Carmel Woods wastewater treatment plants in Charles County.
The $250,000 grant will fund the design and construction of two pumping stations and force mains to pump wastewater flows from two existing out-of-compliance treatment plants to the Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will eliminate these two plants that are discharging inadequately treated sewage into tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, according to the Md. Dept. of the Environment.
The Board of Public Works is comprised of Governor Martin OMalley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot.