Centreville Town Council members Eric Johnson and Dan Worth, joined by town manager Chip Koogle, presented the latest update on the town’s major campaign to raise $30 million for a much-needed new wastewater treatment plant to the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners last night.
Their report came with some good news and not good news for the community.
Johnson shared his significant concerns about the state of the current wastewater treatment facility, which has surpassed its intended lifespan and operational capacity. The facility is so outdated that staff have resorted to sourcing parts from online platforms like eBay and Amazon to keep it running. Johnson emphasized that the situation is critical and requires immediate attention to prevent future infrastructure failures.
On the positive side, council members noted that the town has already raised significant money towards replacing the wastewater treatment facility and is eager to collaborate with the county on a joint comprehensive plan and other guidance. The town has raised approximately just over $20 million in commitments.
The council members requested an amendment to the County Water and Sewer Plan, primarily involving text changes that better describe the proposed wastewater treatment plant. No map changes or expansion of the sewer service area are being requested, as it has already been approved for municipal boundaries.
The Spy captured their presentation via QACTV.
This video is approximately 11 minutes in length.