July 21, 1993

Sewage facility praised

The Environmental Protection Agency cited Westminster's sewage treatment plant yesterday as one of the best-operated of approximately 650 plants that the agency's Philadelphia regional office oversees.

"This is your day," said William Bulman, chief of EPA's municipal wastewater construction branch, as he handed plant Superintendent Jeffrey Glass an award for excellence.

The award is given annually to two or three treatment plants in the region, which encompasses Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington.

Mr. Bulman made the presentation at a dedication ceremony marking an $11.6 million project to expand the plant's capacity from 3 million to 5 million gallons a day and to improve the quality of water discharged from the plant into Little Pipe Creek.

The expansion was completed in October 1991, the upgrading in May 1992.

Mayor W. Benjamin Brown said the ceremony was delayed until every mechanical part of the operation was running smoothly.

Man leaves hospital after one-car crash

Robert Benson Corbin III of Lineboro was released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday after being taken there by helicopter with suspected internal injuries Monday night.

The 21-year-old man had been driving south on Old Bachman Valley Road in Westminster about 6:50 p.m. when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a BG&E pole just north of Lemmon Road.

State police said they are unsure why Mr. Corbin's 1993 Honda Civic veered off the road. No one else was in the car and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Police said Mr. Corbin was wearing a seat belt, and the air bag in his car deployed when it hit the utility pole.

Stream advocate wins volunteer award

Monroe G. Haines, self-appointed guardian of a stream that runs along Westminster's Railroad Avenue, has donated a $500 environmental award to the Westminster Fire Department.

Mr. Haines received the money as Baltimore Gas and Electric Co's retiree volunteer of the year. The money must be donated to a charity of the recipient's choice. Mr. Haines was BG&E's runner-up the year.

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