Sewage treatment plants to be expanded

March 06, 1998

The County Commissioners have agreed to amend the county water and sewer master plan to allow expansion of and improvements to the Taneytown and Mount Airy sewage treatment plants.

Taneytown will build a larger sewage treatment plant about a quarter-mile from the existing facility on Piney Creek near Route 140. The city could not add to the existing plant because it is in a flood plain.

Mount Airy plans to expand the daily capacity of its plant from 600,000 gallons to 950,000 gallons and to reduce pollutants discharged into the South Branch of the Patapsco River.

The town has received a $1.9 million grant and authorization for $3.5 million in low-interest state loans for the project. Town Attorney Richard C. Murray said the interest rate is expected to be 3.19 percent.

Taneytown has a $1.6 million grant for its project, which will include reducing nutrients in the treated effluent.

Fire

Taneytown: Firefighters responded at 9: 25 p.m. Wednesday to a building fire in the first block of Johnmac North.

New Windsor: Firefighters from Union Bridge and Westminster assisted New Windsor at 7: 13 a.m. Wednesday, responding to a house fire in the 1100 block of Jo Apter Place.

Pub Date: 3/06/98

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