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City of Cumberland $55 million storm water project on hold

September 20th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The city of Cumberland ran into a major stop sign earlier this year on it’s $55 million project to help stop the dumping of storm water and sewage effluent into the Potomac River. After several years of investment and state support the project has been significantly delayed  after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pulled its support. Supported by the state, the plan includes installing a 78-inch pipeline at a large outfall located behind Canal Place. The project was moving forward until January of this year when  the Army Corps of Engineers, which is responsible for the flood control system at the site, had a change of heart.  Mayor Ray Morriss said he remains cautiously optimistic…