The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved more than $10 million in grants and loans today to reduce water pollution and flooding risks, including a project in Poolesville. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford chaired the meeting. “These are smart investments to advance our Chesapeake Bay goals, protect public health and reduce flooding risks to Maryland communities,” said Maryland Environment Secretary Horacio Tablada.
The Poolesville Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal Refinement project was one of the projects approved earlier this month. “A $7,065,360 Bay Restoration Fund grant to the Town of Poolesville will help fund the planning, design and construction of denitrification filters and related equipment at the Poolesville Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will allow the plant to consistently reduce its nitrogen discharge by 62.5 percent and its phosphorus discharge by 85 percent, significantly reducing the amount of nutrients discharged to Seneca Creek and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Excessive amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus lead to lowered levels of oxygen needed to support aquatic life in waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay. Enhanced Nutrient Removal upgrades of wastewater treatment plants are a critical component of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan.”
A menorah outside of Chabad of Olney, a synagogue located at 17320 Georgia Avenue, was vandalized on Friday afternoon just minutes before the start of Hannukah, according to a social…
Per the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland: “Oscar Efrain Zavala Urrea, age 23, an El Salvadoran national residing in Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty to his participation in a racketeering…
The “You Sleigh Me! A Grinch Experience!” holiday pop-up bar is now open at Fialova in The Bethesda Hotel (8120 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814) from 5pm-11pm until December 31st.
The Maryland Attorney General’s Office released the following press release on Thursday, December 7:
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