(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Environmental Protection Agency this week announced that it has approved a $303 million plan for 36 clean water projects in Maryland. This includes major improvements to Baltimore stormwater and wastewater systems and other key projects across Maryland. Federal support includes $32 million from the EPA's Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund. Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President Kim Coble issued the following statement:
"This is a smart investment in clean water for Maryland families that will benefit our communities, our waterways, and Maryland's economy. It's yet another example of the federal government working with the state to make a real difference.
"We are already seeing positive results from efforts to clean up the Bay and local rivers and streams. Support from the EPA has been vital to this progress. But there is a lot left to be done, and continued partnership between the states and the EPA is vital to ensuring clean water for our children and grandchildren. CBF thanks Senators Cardin and Van Hollen for their continued support for funding clean water in Maryland."
Editor's note: The EPA press release detailing key projects in the plan is available here: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-backs-maryland-plan-improve-water-quality