Maryland Department of the EnvironmentJim Pettit(410) 537-3003Richard McIntire(410) 537-3012 (410) 716-8784-Pager
ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 5, 2003) – Governor Robert L. Ehrlich announced Board of Public Works approval yesterday of a $497,835 grant for Washington County to assist in the installation of a water distribution system along Pen Mar Road.“This project cuts to the very core of basic governmental services,” Governor Ehrlich said. “It provides safe and adequate drinking water to an area currently served by wells and cisterns, improving the quality of life for those living there.” A new water distribution system including construction of an 8-inch transmission line, a 100,00 gallon storage tank and distribution lines will serve approximately 80 customers. County leaders also note that development of the system will provide fire protection for the area.Total cost of the system will be $2.5 million of which $125,000 is the county’s share. The remainder will be composed of future state actions and a federal contribution. Initial construction is set to begin November 2004 with the project reaching completion roughly a year later.
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