March 30, 2022
District 5 Team Secures $10 Million in Critical Infrastructure Upgrades for Carroll County
Projects Address Major Water & Sewer Needs
March 30, 2022 - The District 5 Delegation (Senator Justin Ready, Delegate April Rose, Delegate Haven Shoemaker and Delegate Susan Krebs) were pleased to announce the securing of $10,000,000 in critical Carroll County infrastructure projects in Governor Hogan's supplemental budget submission including:
$5,000,000 for the Town of Union Bridge to fund upgrading the town’s sewer plant and move it out of the flood plain.
$4,000,000 for the Town of New Windsor to replace their town's 115 year-old water main.
$1,000,000 for Carroll County piping infrastructure and the expansion of the water treatment process at the Fairhaven and Raincliffe Water Treatment Plants.
“These projects meet immediate needs in our community for water infrastructure. I appreciate Governor Hogan and his administration working with us to include these projects in the supplemental budget,” said Senator Justin Ready. “This is on top of a lot of help our county received in the initial Capital Budget which is on its way to passage."
"I am very pleased to see these vitally important projects were included at our request to help our local partners. At a time when there are funds available to meet one-time, infrastructure needs, I'm grateful that we were able to make sure towns like New Windsor and Union Bridge are not overlooked,” said Delegate April Rose, who chairs the Carroll County Delegation.
“I'm proud that we have been able to secure real and impactful help for our Carroll communities in both the capital budget and now in the Governor's supplemental budget” said Delegate Haven Shoemaker. “It shows the result of staying focused on working together and getting the job done for Carroll County residents, even in a difficult political environment."
“New Windsor’s water main is over 115 years old, and is the only source of clean water to the residents. Union Bridge has a very small base of ratepayers and really needed help to deal with upgrading their plant and moving it out of the flood plain,” concluded Delegate Susan Krebs. “This can help ensure safety and good water quality for years to come."
Governor Hogan's Supplemental Budget is expected to move through the Senate and House of Delegates quickly this week.