More funding to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution

The Maryland Board of Public Works reports that it has approved more than $28 million for the Chesapeake Bay wastewater treatment plants and sanitation system upgrades that will improve the quality of water in the region.

“These projects reduce pollution and protect the environment and public health while creating jobs for more Marylanders,” said Governor Martin O’Malley.

The initiatives will decrease the amounts of phosphorus and nitrogen that pollutes the Chesapeake Bay, according to officials.

According the to the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Back River Wastewater Plant Treatment in Baltimore City will receive more than $19 million in grants, in addition to a combined $184 million from the Bay Restoration Fund and the previous Chesapeake Bay Water Quality grant.

For more information about the funding, please visit The Department of the Environment's website

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