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Baltimore to get $20M in grants to stop sewer overflows

Harbor pollution

Debris swept by a rainstorm litters the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, July 20, 2012. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore will get more than $20 million in grants to help prevent sanitary sewer overflows.

Maryland’s Board of Public Works approved the Bay Restoration Fund grants on Wednesday.

The Maryland Department of the Environment said in a news release that the grants will help Baltimore improve the existing sanitary sewer infrastructure in the Patapsco and Herring Run sewersheds.

The board also approved nearly $1.4 million in loans and grants to extend water service in Lonaconing in Allegany County. Approval was also given to a $300,000 revolving loan grant to Allegany County to help fund the Creek Road Water Distribution Project.