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May 23, 2024

Middletown wastewater project among federal funding requests

Credit: The Frederick-News Post

Middletown could be in line for more than $5 million in federal funds to help the town fund a replacement for one of its two wastewater treatment plants.

U.S. Rep. David Trone’s office announced more than $28 million in funding requests Tuesday for projects across Frederick County, including a $5.72 million request for enhanced nutrient removal upgrades for Middletown’s west wastewater treatment plant.

The wastewater project was one of seven requests by Trone for projects in the county, worth more than $28 million, that were approved by the House Appropriations Committee.

With their approval by the committee, on which Trone serves, the requests will be included in the federal fiscal year 2025 budget package.

The funding would greatly help the town deal with the enhanced nutrient removal requirements imposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and MDE, Middletown Burgess John Miller said in a press release from Trone’s office.

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