04.18.12 Howard County Dedicates Newest Phase of Project to Improve Water Quality in the Bay
April 18, 2012
Media Contacts: Kevin Enright, Director, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Steve Gerwin, Chief, Bureau of Utilities, 410-313-4900
Howard County Dedicates Newest Phase of Project to Improve Water Quality in the Bay
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will officially dedicate the newest phase of the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant’s Legacy Project for Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR). The installation of this state-of-the-art equipment will dramatically improve the water quality in the Little Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay by helping to remove high levels of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorous), as well as sediments, that have been destroying those waterways for years.
Tours of the Plant will be available following the ceremony.
WHO: Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive
Kathy Kinsey, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
Mary Kay Sigaty, Howard County Council Chairperson
Jim Irvin, Director, Department of Public Works
WHAT: Dedication of new Enhanced Nutrient Removal System (part of the Legacy Project) at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant
WHEN: Monday, April 23, 11 a.m.
WHERE: 8900 Greenwood Place, Savage, MD 20763
WHY: To celebrate a gigantic leap forward when it comes to improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed area.