Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $20,170,000 in federal funding to improve drinking water systems throughout the state.
“This new federal funding will help state and local governments complete urgently needed projects to enhance the quality of drinking water and modernize public water infrastructure across Maryland,” the lawmakers said. “By investing in our state’s water management and delivery systems, we can ensure that every Maryland community has access to clean and safe drinking water.”
Funding comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program (DWSRF), a federal-state partnership that helps improve the quality of drinking water nationwide. Targeted grants for Maryland will help construct two underground water storage tanks and upgrade the water purification system for the City of Baltimore.