Maryland Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

md-de-logo-pngBALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans on March 8 to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland Department of the Environment thanks Governor Hogan for his leadership on this environmental priority,” said Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles. “Upgrading the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant and the sewage system in Cumberland will help us to green and grow the state’s economy and lead in the race to protect and restore Chesapeake Bay watersheds.”

Visit the Maryland Department of the Environment website to read about the projects that were approved.