ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved grants totaling more than $1 million for two water and sewer projects in Washington County.
Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced approval of a $640,000 grant to Washington County to replace sewer lines and manholes in the Halfway area.
"In order to safeguard public health and the environment, projects like these are critical to government's mission," Ehrlich said in a prepared statement. "Having key infrastructure is essential to every citizen's quality of life."
The proposed project entails repair or replacement of defective sewer lines and manholes in Halfway.
"This project will remove and replace existing clay and concrete pipe which has deteriorated or collapsed," said Gary W. Rohrer, director of Washington County's Division of Public Works. "This project will improve the operating efficiency of the collection system and assist overall capacity management at our facilities."