BALTIMORE—The Maryland Board of Public Works approved $650,000 in funding on Oct. 2 to improve water quality by improving a drinking water system in Charles County.
The $650,000 Water Supply Financial Assistance Program grant to the Commissioners of Charles County will help fund the Bryans Road Drinking Water Wells Project. The proposed project entails the planning, design and construction of new water wells that will be drilled into the Patuxent Aquifer in the Bryans Road vicinity. This project is intended to add reliability to the Bryans Road water system, which currently has two wells, one of which has operational problems.
Projects such as these are an important part of our effort to improve Maryland waterways and ensure that public drinking water systems provide safe and adequate water, said Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers. These projects reduce pollution and protect the environment and public health while creating jobs for more Marylanders.
The Board is composed of Governor Martin O'Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.