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Combined Sewer Overflow Facility Funding

May 10th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday to allow the city to borrow money for its share of the planning and design phase of the Combined Sewer Overflow facility at the Mason Recreation Complex. Back in January the council voted 5-0 to approve a $1.4 million contract with Whitman, Requardt and Associates to provide engineering services for the design phase of a 5-million-gallon sewer overflow storage facility to be built in Mason Complex. The city is under a consent order to decrease the amount of combined sewer overflow that enters the Potomac River. The underground storage facility, which is expected to cost around $22 million, is being partially funded by the Maryland Department of the Environment. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes said the city is seeking $160,000 in general obligation bonds for the project…

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