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Maryland Gets $32.5 million EPA Grant for Wastewater Treatment Projects

Release Date: 8/16/2001
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $32.5 million to reduce water pollution in Maryland.

The EPA grant, which was matched with $6.4 million from the state, supports the state’s clean water revolving fund that provides low-interest loans to municipalities for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities and other water quality management activities.

“Projects supported by the revolving loan fund are vital to protect and improve water quality in Maryland’s rivers, lakes and streams for drinking water, recreation and natural habitat,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

Projects for wastewater treatment facilities include planning, design and construction of new facilities and improvements to existing treatment plants, sewers and collection lines. Non-point source and estuary projects include septic tank rehabilitation and construction of structures and equipment used for animal waste storage, and other agricultural best management practices.

EPA given $409.6 million to Maryland over the past 11 years for the fund. As recipients repay their loans, the funds are available for new projects in Maryland.