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December 29, 2012

Water supply projects receive $1.5M funding

Lake Gordon treatment plant to undergo an update

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland has been approved for $1.5 million in financing through the state of Maryland, which will be used for several projects involving the city water supply.

“We asked for the funding from them through this bond issue,” said Cumberland City Administrator Jeff Rhodes.

Projects slated to receive funding are water lines on Kentucky, Michigan and Lafayette avenues, valve replacements at the Fort Hill Reservoir and updates at the water treatment plant at Lake Gordon in Pennsylvania.

The Local Government Infrastructure Financing Program, administered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, is a source used by many municipalities that want low-cost financing packages.

Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a press release, “Maintaining and improving our infrastructure provides a solid foundation for the economic development and revitalization of Maryland’s cities and towns.”

The state approved Cumberland and four other municipalities for financing and then raised the funds through the bond sale.

“We are excited to get these projects done. We want to continue to provide good quality drinking water,” said Rhodes.

Rhodes spoke about the importance of the Fort Hill Reservoir project.

“We are trying to replace two 36-inch valves that are deep in the ground,” said Rhodes.

“One is an in-valve, the other an out. It’s a significant project because the problem could potentially drain the reservoir.”

Updates at the water treatment plant at Lake‚ÄąGordon were explained by Rhodes.

“We are going to put in a new chlorine feed and make a storage area for it,” said Rhodes.

The runoff of residual water at the treatment plant is also being addressed.

“Not all the water that comes in is used,” said Rhodes.

“We want to relocate the outflow so it can be monitored easier and can be within the Pennsylvania environmental standards.”

Rhodes also said that the new water line installed at Lafayette Avenue is basically done, but that the costs will be defrayed by the bond sale.

Municipalities throughout Maryland rely upon programs like LGIF to provide cost-effective access to capital markets to finance a range of local infrastructure initiatives.

“These are some projects we have wanted to get done for awhile. Managing the water supply is one of the most important things a city does,” said Rhodes.

Greg Larry can be contacted at glarry@times-news.com

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