WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced federal funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development to construct a new wastewater treatment plant that will service two towns in Queen Anne’s County, Md.. The Town of Sudlersville will receive $700,000 in grant funding and a $250,000 loan to construct a wastewater treatment plant to serve Sudlersville and the Town of Barclay. According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, for every federal dollar invested in water infrastructure, our economy enjoys $6 dollars of growth.
“Water infrastructure may sound like a technical term for far off pipes and storage tanks. In reality, it is an important part of our daily lives that helps grow our economy, protect our environment and promote public health,” said Senator Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “We know that in many big cities and small towns across America, quality of life suffers because of either insufficient or nonexistent water infrastructure. I applaud Sudlersville and Barclay for their proactive approach to meeting the current and future demands of residents and businesses. I will continue to ensure that the federal government is a willing and able partner in helping the Eastern Shore build the 21st century infrastructure system it deserves.”
“Maryland cities and towns need to upgrade their water and sewer infrastructure but they can’t do it on their own,” Senator Mikulski said. “These funds in the federal checkbook will allow our rural communities in Queen Anne’s County to update critical infrastructure creating construction jobs today. By investing in our water infrastructure, we are investing in the health and safety of Maryland families and businesses for tomorrow.”