St. Mary's Receives $1.4M State Grant for Water Reclamation Facility Upgrade

BALTIMORE (May 20, 2010) – The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved $20.14 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality by upgrading wastewater treatment plants and collection systems, controlling stormwater, and improving drinking water. Of this amount, $1.4 million was allocated for the Marlay-Taylor Water Reclamation Facility Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade in St. Mary’s County.

This $1.4 million grant, in addition to a previous grant of $200,000, will fund the planning and design of enhanced nutrient removal facilities at the existing 6 mgd Marlay-Taylor Water Reclamation Facility. Once complete, the facility will reduce its nitrogen discharge by 62 percent and phosphorous discharge by 90 percent, significantly reducing nutrients discharged to the Chesapeake Bay.

The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

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