WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced $185,000 in federal funding to the Allegany County, Maryland for the rehabilitation of the Braddock Run Sewer System. Funding will support Phase V of the project to upgrade the Wrights Crossing Sewage Pump Station. Funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.
“Reliable, up-to-date water infrastructure is critical to our daily lives, from protecting the Chesapeake Bay from waste to safeguarding families’ drinking water. That’s why this federal investment in Braddock Run’s sewage system is so important for Allegany County’s residents,” said Senator Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “I’ll continue to fight for proactive federal investment in all of Western Maryland’s infrastructure.”
“Maryland’s success depends on the strength of every region of our state, and smart federal investment in Allegany County and across the state is vital to the success of our overall economy,” said Senator Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Budget Committees. “This funding will help improve local infrastructure – supporting local jobs, ensuring healthy families, and protecting clean water and the Chesapeake Bay.”
The Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.