P3 helps Maryland town with reservoir

The Maryland town of Bel Air broke ground recently on a $15 million reservoir, thanks to a partnership between the town, Harford County the state Department of Environment and private company Maryland Water.

The reservoir, to be ready for use in 2019, will hold 90 million gallons of water – enough for a 100-day supply. A few years ago, development in Bel Air had to be slowed while officials worked on a backup water supply in the event of a drought or stream contamination.

“History is being made, and I am in awe to be here to witness an act that will save a small town from what could be its eventual demise were it robbed of one its most valuable resources — water,” Bel Air Town Administrator Jesse Bane told the Baltimore Sun.

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