Van Hollen, Cardin, Raskin Announce More Than $2.8 Million to Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure in Frederick County
U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $2,820,000 in federal funding to replace the expired sewage pumping station in Emmitsburg, Md., to prevent future contamination of Tom’s Creek and the Monocacy River.
“Preserving the integrity and sanitation of our state’s local waterways, which directly impact public health, is critical. This new federal funding to replace the aging sewage pumping station will mitigate the risk of water contamination, ultimately keeping Marylanders safe and healthy,” said Senator Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. “I will continue to advocate for clean, safe and reliable water for local communities here in Maryland and across the country.”
“I’m proud to join Senators Cardin and Van Hollen in announcing more than $2.8 million in federal funding to upgrade waste water infrastructure in Frederick County,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin. “This new funding is an essential step to protecting our waterways and Marylanders who use them against contamination and pollution. We remain committed to preserving clean water and public health across Maryland.”
The Town of Emmitsburg was awarded $833,000 in federal grant money and approved for a loan of $1,987,000. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development as a part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development funds economic development and social services in rural communities across the country. Rural Development initiatives support essential services and infrastructure improvements.
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