Funding is in place for water line extension south of Westminster

January 30, 2002

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded Carroll County a $238,986 grant to extend water lines to two streets in Maple Crest, a 30-year-old subdivision south of Westminster that has suffered water shortages because of failing wells for several years.

Construction on the long-awaited project, which would alleviate water woes on Wayne Avenue and Woodland Drive, is expected to begin in the fall, according to Doug Myers, county public works director.

In addition to the grant, which will help cover construction expenses, Carroll has secured a $139,916 loan from the Maryland Department of the Environment for construction, hookup fees and administrative costs of extending service. Property owners will reimburse the county for the MDE loan over 20 years.

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