Chris Van Hollen

United States Senator for Maryland

Van Hollen, Cardin Announce $120,000 ARC Grant for Boonsboro Sewer Replacement

You are here

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced a $120,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant for the Town of Boonsboro to upgrade a critical sewer line, which currently lacks the capacity needed to adequately serve the community and is prone to backups. The federal funding will be matched by $120,000 in local funds for a project total of $240,000.

 

 

“Our infrastructure is in desperate need of repair, and this grant will help Boonsboro make sewer improvements that will prevent costly problems in the future,” said Senator Van Hollen. “It is a great example of the positive impact that ARC has in Western Maryland – yet the Trump Administration has proposed eliminating it entirely in their budget. As a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, I will fight that effort tooth and nail.”

 

“This investment in Boonsboro’s sewage system exemplifies precisely why we cannot take President Trump’s budget proposal – which eliminates ARC entirely – seriously,” said Senator Cardin. “ARC does good, important work for the people of Maryland, and these funds highlight that. Failure to upgrade sewage lines would result in disaster for Boonsboro residents. We will remember that as we head into budget negotiations and fight for investments like this one.”

 

This project will replace the sewer main with approximately 1,300 feet of 12-inch sewer main and create a more direct alignment, resulting in drastically improved capacity. The current 7.5 inch sewer main is undersized, zig-zags, and has inadequate slope to serve the area. The upgrade will eliminate the risk of large-scale overthrows and reduce maintenance costs. An estimated 800 households and 25 businesses will benefit from the upgrades.

Issues: 

Washington, D.C. Office

110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-4654
Fax: (202) 228-0629

State Offices

Montgomery County Office

111 Rockville Pike
Suite 960
Rockville, MD  20850
Phone (301) 545-1500
Fax (301) 545-1512

Baltimore Office

1900 North Howard Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD  21218
Phone (667) 212-4610
Fax (301) 545-1512

Prince George's County Office (opening soon)

1101 Mercantile Lane
Suite 210
Largo, MD  20774

State Offices

Western Maryland Office

32 West Washington Street
Suite 203
Hagerstown, MD  21740
Phone (301) 797-2826
Fax (301) 797-2241

 

Anne Arundel & Southern Maryland Office

60 West Street
Suite 107
Annapolis, MD  21401
Phone (410) 263-1325

Eastern Shore Office (opening soon)

204 Cedar Street
Suite 200C
Cambridge, MD  21613