MDE awards city-county sewer grant
By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer
The Maryland Department of the Environment has awarded a $250,000 grant to be used toward a $1.3 million Hagerstown-Washington County sewer project, County Commissioner John L. Schnebly said.
If all the money for which applications were filed is made available, sufficient funds would be available for the project, County Water and Sewer Department Director Greg Murray said.
One agency from which funds have been requested has not yet officially approved the grant, he said.
City and county officials were going to lobby state officials in Annapolis last Monday for the $250,000, Schnebly said. Before they left, state officials called to say the grant would be awarded and no in-person lobbying was necessary.
The city-county project will have a financial impact on the city and county governments, he said. It will also help lower county sewer rate increases, he said.