County Preparing For Two New Sewer Projects

June 27, 1968

Carroll County is preparing to initiate two new sewer service projects. Requests for the necessary funds have already been favorably reviewed by the Regional Planning Council.

According to Delegate Jacob M. Yingling, one project, to serve the Sykesville-Eldersburg area, will cost over $2.5 million. The Mt. Airy project will cost more than $1 million.

Installations in the Sykesville or Freedom District area will protect the Liberty Reservoir which is currently under development for water distribution to that part of the county. It will be financed in part by a grant from the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration.

In addition to funds already applied for from the FWPCA, the Mt. Airy project is eligible for other federal sources. It will include both a sewerage system and waste treatment works. These facilities will be built along the southern branch  of the Patapsco River.

Delegate Yingling explained that the Regional Planning Council is required to review all local applications for federal aid. Such provisions are contained in Section 204 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966. In recent months, several projects of importance to Carroll County have been processed in this manner.

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