U.S. Senators and Congressman announce $3.4 million in federal investments in Prince George’s County water infrastructure

May 2, 2024
The funds will go toward multiple projects in the area.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and Congressman Glenn Ivey, announced $3.4 million in direct investments to help improve the health of the Anacostia River, upgrade stormwater infrastructure and mitigate flooding across three communities in Prince George’s County.

The federal lawmakers secured $225,000 for the Anacostia Water Society’s ongoing work to improve water quality in the Anacostia River and boost the health of its fish and vegetation. Lawmakers also secured $670,000 for Cottage City, an Anacostia River port town, to support its efforts to address stormwater drainage issues that impact nearly half the town’s families, according to a press release.

The Town of Cheverly received $1,688,000 to upgrade its storm drain systems and develop a flood mitigation plan to prevent damage to homes and businesses.

The City of Bowie received $840,000 to replace aging lift pump assembly that their current water supply relies on and ensure safety and reliable water supply for residents.

“Protecting water quality and improving flood resilience are critical to the health and safety of our communities. These direct investments will strengthen local stormwater infrastructure in our Port Towns and historic neighborhoods in Prince George’s County to mitigate flooding risks, upgrade local water systems, and safeguard wildlife habitats. We’re excited to see our local partners put these federal funds to work for the good of Marylanders,” said Senator Van Hollen in the press release.