Maryland approves $22M for WSSC wastewater projects
he Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) has approved more than $22 million in loans and grants to WSSC Water to help Maryland’s largest water utility continue efforts to protect local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
The funds include an estimated $15 million loan for WSSC Water’s Piscataway Bioenergy Project and $7.7 million in Bay Restoration Fund grants for the utility’s Sewer Reconstruction Program.
Piscataway Bioenergy Project
The estimated $15 million loan will help fund the ongoing design and construction of WSSC Water’s Piscataway Bioenergy facility in Accokeek, Md., in Prince George’s County. Currently, WSSC Water’s five major water resource recovery facilities produce about 8,000 tons of biosolids each month.