Welcome to the Resolution 250 Project

Project Overview

The Talbot County Sanitary District owns and operates the Region II (St. Michaels) Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with a permitted design capacity of 660,000 gallons per day (GPD). This facility was constructed in 2008 with the Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) technologies and now has sufficient capacity to extend sewer service to the existing small lots (typically waterfront lots 2-acres or less or inland properties 3-acres or less) along the route to the villages of Bozman and Neavitt.  These lots are outlined in Resolution 250, which amended the Talbot County Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan to include these properties in the Region II St. Michaels Sewer Service Area. 

The septic systems located on the small lots included in this project, along with the small lots in the villages of Bozman and Neavitt have presented the County with a longstanding public health issue due to high groundwater and poorly drained soils.  As noted in Resolution 250, there are 610 equivalent dwelling units that will be connected to the Region II (St. Michaels) Sewer System via a Septic Tank Effluent Pump (STEP) system.  Resolution 250 was adopted by the Talbot County Council on January 23, 2018, and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) allocated funding through the Bay Restoration Fund (BRF) and the State Revolving Fund (SRF) in July 2019.  MDE allocated $23.0 million to the project, with 50% of the funding coming through the BRF in the form of grant funding and 50% coming through the SRF with 50% loan forgiveness.

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