4 Md. areas share in $462M from USDA for water improvements

Four Maryland jurisdictions will share in $462 million awarded Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to modernize critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across rural America. The town of Westernport received $595,000 in a loan to fund the relining of its existing sanitary sewer collection line along Lincoln Drive. The relining of the pipes will repair the fractures, cracks and disconnected and/or uneven joints and will eliminate surface water intrusion in the system which causes contamination and is a public safety concern. The system serves a population of 1,888 people. (Daily Record)

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