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The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
Annapolis officials are poised to approve spending $12.5 million to start building a state-of-the-art water treatment facility as part of Mayor Joshua J. Cohen's proposed capital budget for fiscal year 2013. The city council has granted initial approval for the project to move forward after considering — and rejecting — an alternative plan for the city to receive its water from Anne Arundel County. The council is expected to approve funding to start work on the new plant when it votes on the budget in the next few weeks.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
Annapolis officials are poised to approve spending $12.5 million to start building a state-of-the-art water treatment facility as part of Mayor Joshua J. Cohen's proposed capital budget for fiscal year 2013. The city council has granted initial approval for the project to move forward after considering — and rejecting — an alternative plan for the city to receive its water from Anne Arundel County. The council is expected to approve funding to start work on the new plant when it votes on the budget in the next few weeks.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 21, 2005
The Carroll County commissioners signed yesterday an agreement with the city of Baltimore that will allow the county to expand its water treatment plant on the city-owned Liberty Reservoir in Eldersburg. The city Board of Estimates is expected to endorse the agreement at its meeting this month. With a completed agreement, the county hopes to begin the $14 million construction project this spring, officials said. Plans call for upgrading the 30-year-old plant, which sits on 2 acres on Oakland Road.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE RECORD | February 23, 2012
That Aberdeen and Havre de Grace are to receive $170,000 in Community Legacy Program grants from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development seems like a positive development on first glance. A closer look, however, reveals a bit of state government spending that is discretionary, at best, in a time when the state government is moving in the direction of jacking up taxes on gasoline and any number of other things. The City of Aberdeen is to receive $50,000 which is to be used to help pay for improvements to the facades of businesses in the downtown district.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN STAFF | September 27, 1995
To keep up with the growing population on the Broadneck Peninsula, county officials are planning to double the capacity of the Arnold Water Treatment Plant from 3 million to 8 million gallons a day.The county has begun advertising for bids on the project, which includes building three new aerators and six gravity filters and digging a fifth well with a depth of 1,000 feet, said Vijay Kulkarni, chief of facility engineering for the Anne Arundel County Department...
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2003
The Carroll commissioners took another step forward yesterday on plans to expand the county's water treatment plant at Liberty Reservoir, a key element of their strategy to provide more water to South Carroll. The commissioners approved a $32,000 contract with Baltimore engineering firm Whitman, Requardt and Associates LLP to update specifications for the proposed expansion. The commissioners will next solicit bids for designing the expansion, which county officials hope to get under way by late next year or early 2005.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 3, 2000
Carroll County's plans to construct a water treatment plant at popular Piney Run Reservoir may take longer and cost more than county officials expect. Given the cost, public opposition and state environmental requirements, building a water treatment plant at South Carroll's Piney Run Reservoir by 2004 - a goal set by two county commissioners - is unlikely, Maryland officials say. During the two months since Robin Bartlett Frazier and Donald I. Dell outvoted fellow Carroll Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge on building Piney Run, cost estimates have risen from $12 million to $13.5 million and could reach $16 million, the original estimate of the cost for a new treatment plant done by an engineering consultant in 1996.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 2, 2001
In a move the South Carroll community hopes will derail the proposed water treatment plant at Piney Run Lake, several residents filed a suit in Carroll Circuit Court yesterday challenging newly enacted water fees - money the commissioners will use to help fund the $14 million project. About 15 residents, many of them plaintiffs in the case, gathered on the courthouse steps in Westminster in a show of support for the suit, which challenges the authority of the county to charge residents maintenance fees that will be used to finance the new plant.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 16, 2001
Distribution of a brochure detailing the rationale for constructing a $13 million water treatment plant at Piney Run Reservoir in Sykesville has been delayed so Carroll County Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge can check its accuracy. She disputes claims that the plant will pay for itself within 10 years, and that it will easily meet South Carroll's demands for water during droughts, which have occurred three of the past four summers. "I have questions that it will be so much cheaper in the long run to build Piney Run," Gouge said yesterday.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2005
Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved an agreement yesterday that will allow Carroll County to move forward with a $14 million expansion of the Freedom Water Treatment Plant in South Carroll. The agreement was among several documents that the five-member board, which includes Mayor Martin O'Malley, approved without discussion "They called and told me it was all approved," Douglas E. Myers, Carroll's director of public works, said yesterday. "It is a done deal that only needs the city's seal stamped on it before they mail it to me. This is a real relief."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | March 9, 2008
A $7.7 million upgrade to the county's water treatment plant in downtown Havre de Grace should reduce operational costs, enhance the water supply and meet the latest environmental standards, officials said. Plans call for a nearly 3,000-square-foot, three-story addition adjacent to the St. John Street plant, which draws its water from the nearby Susquehanna River. The addition, which will take about 18 months to build, will house equipment that can dry the silt and other solids removed from the water during the treatment process.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | March 2, 2008
Consolidating Harford County's multiple water resources into one jointly owned and operated system could save money, increase the supply and help ensure that growth is directed to areas with public utilities, said County Executive David R. Craig. County and municipal officials are considering pooling their water resources and will meet March 10 to explore the possibility of creating a regional water authority. If the proposal, floated by Craig in a recent speech to the Chamber of Commerce, moves forward, it must win approval of the county's three municipalities, which each rely on their systems.
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May 20, 2007
Ground to be broken for treatment plant Carroll County will hold a groundbreaking for the Freedom District Water Treatment Plant at 11 a.m. tomorrow at 5631 Oakland Road, Eldersburg. The new water treatment plant along Liberty Reservoir will allow Carroll County to more than double the amount of water the system can provide, from the current 3 million gallons a day to 7 million gallons a day. Information: 410386-2973. Hearing is set on airport plan The Carroll County commissioners will hold a public hearing on proposed alternatives for improvements to the Carroll County Regional Airport at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Scott Center, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | May 20, 2007
Carroll County will break ground on a new Freedom District Water Treatment Plant in Eldersburg tomorrow, which, when operable by February 2009, will more than double the amount of water the system can process, county officials said. The amount of water that would be processed would go from 3 million gallons a day to a total of 7 million gallons a day, officials said. No new subdivisions can be approved or developed in portions of South Carroll until the new plant comes online on the grounds of the existing system, county public works director Mike Evans said.
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June 15, 2006
Water main ruptures near Westminster treatment plant A 12-inch water main ruptured in front of Westminster's water treatment plant early yesterday, leaving some city residents with patchy water flows until the steel pipe was replaced and the system came back on line just after noon, officials said. An 18-foot-section of the water main cracked in half at the water treatment plant on Old Manchester Road around 5:30 a.m., said Thomas B. Beyard, Westminster's director of planning and public works.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2005
Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved an agreement yesterday that will allow Carroll County to move forward with a $14 million expansion of the Freedom Water Treatment Plant in South Carroll. The agreement was among several documents that the five-member board, which includes Mayor Martin O'Malley, approved without discussion "They called and told me it was all approved," Douglas E. Myers, Carroll's director of public works, said yesterday. "It is a done deal that only needs the city's seal stamped on it before they mail it to me. This is a real relief."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Brenda J. Buote and Mary Gail Hare and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2001
Carroll County commissioners will meet this week with Maryland Department of the Environment officials to determine what - if anything - they can do to reverse the state's denial of a construction permit for a $14 million water treatment plant at Piney Run Lake in Sykesville. Today, the commissioners are expected to ignore the state's decision when they vote to pay property owners for the right to use land needed to build an access road to the site of the proposed plant. "I don't consider this an absolute, permanent denial," Commissioner Donald I. Dell said of the state's decision last week on the permit.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2002
In a second breakneck day of undoing the previous board's decisions, the Carroll commissioners axed yesterday the proposed $16 million water treatment plant at Piney Run Reservoir in Sykesville, a project that had pitted county government against the state and many South Carroll residents. The commissioners voted unanimously to walk away from the plan, even though about $2 million has been spent laying the groundwork for the project. They also voted to delete the plant from the county's water and sewer master plan and add the construction of wells and an expansion of the Freedom water treatment plant at Liberty Reservoir to the document, which the state is reviewing.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 21, 2005
The Carroll County commissioners signed yesterday an agreement with the city of Baltimore that will allow the county to expand its water treatment plant on the city-owned Liberty Reservoir in Eldersburg. The city Board of Estimates is expected to endorse the agreement at its meeting this month. With a completed agreement, the county hopes to begin the $14 million construction project this spring, officials said. Plans call for upgrading the 30-year-old plant, which sits on 2 acres on Oakland Road.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
After years of negotiating, Carroll County and the city of Baltimore have reached an agreement that will allow the county to expand its water treatment plant on the city-owned Liberty Reservoir in Eldersburg. Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge announced the agreement during her State of the County speech Thursday, and city public works officials confirmed it Friday. "We are hoping for a successful signing for water allocation and land to lease for the expansion," Gouge said. A few details remain, but those deal primarily with federal regulations and should not cause delays in the signing, said Steven D. Powell, the commissioners' chief of staff.
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