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Friday, October 26, 2012

Berlin Flooding Fixes Estimated To Cost $8.3M

BERLIN -- After a year of investigating Berlin’s stormwater issues, the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center (UMEFC) recommended this week the town establish “dedicated funding” to tackle problems through a new stormwater utility.

“It is very important to generate adequate revenue for this,” UMEFC Director Joanne Throwe told the council.

Last year, UMEFC offered to conduct the stormwater evaluation for free in the belief that what it found in the town would also apply to many other municipalities on the Eastern Shore. Throwe confirmed Monday that this was the case.



Anonymous said...

Why should the UMEFC be involved. Wasn't the U of M against the Hudson farm? How did they get envolved in the study in the first place?

Anonymous said...

No 7:46 it was the U of MD Environmental Law Clinic that was involved in the suit. According to the UMEFC website---
"The Stormwater Financing and Outreach Unit was created to address a community’s stormwater financing questions and help craft a strategy that best meets local needs."