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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative David Trone and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (All D-Md.) have announced $700,000 in funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to Allegany County for upgrades to the North Branch Sewage Pumping Station outside of Cumberland, Maryland. This grant supplements existing funding for the project including $1,092,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program and $118,000 from Allegany County. The pump station’s efficient and functional operation is critical to 153 residential users and five industrial users in a very rural area.