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Upgrade To Water Treatment Plant At Rocky Gap State Park Approved

September 9th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved upgrading the water treatment plant at Rocky Gap State Park supplies drinking water to the lodge. The board voted 3-0 this week to approve a proposed contract worth $248,000 to design and build a new plant. The project would be overseen by Watek Engineering Corp. of Silver Spring. Companies interested in operating a slots parlor at Rocky Gap have until Sept. 23 to submit proposals to the state gaming commission. The commission hopes to award a license in December. Meanwhile, numbers released this week show that slots revenue from the state’s two operating casinos dropped in August, falling nearly 16 percent to $13 million. Comptroller Peter Franchot has been a vocal opponent of slots for years, and he says he is not surprised to see revenues tapper off. He maintains that the state stands to lose more than it gains from slots parlors…

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