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Board approves $97 million for sewage plant

Friday - 5/3/2013, 9:30pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's Board of Public Works has approved more than $97 million in grants and loans to upgrade the Cox Creek Water Reclamation facility in Anne Arundel County.

Some $72 million in funding from the Bay Restoration Fund is financed by the so-called flush tax. Another $24 million will come in the form of a water quality revolving loan from the state.

The plant, the county's largest, handles 15 million gallons of wastewater a day.

The Capital of Annapolis reports (http://bit.ly/16Bj78v) that upgrades are expected to reduce the plant's nitrogen discharges by 62 percent, reducing pollutants discharged into Cox Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.

The board approved the funding on Thursday.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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