BOONSBORO - Maryland officials announced Wednesday that the state Board of Public Works has approved a $168,000 loan to help build a water treatment facility for Boonsboro and Keedysville.
Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said the loan, which eventually will become a grant, is part of about $1.5 million the state has promised. That equals a little less than half of the $3.1 million cost of the facility, which has been mandated by the Maryland Department of Environment.
Kauffman said he was happy to receive the initial installment, which will pay for up-front costs, such as surveying possible sites for the plant. But he reiterated his demand that state and federal officials pick up the entire price tag.
"We're happy, but we could be a lot happier," he said.