SECRETARY, Md. (AP) — A wastewater treatment plant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has received a $5.8 million federal grant for an upgrade.

Rep. Andy Harris made the announcement Wednesday. The Twin Cities wastewater treatment plant is shared by the towns of Secretary and East New Market in Dorchester County.

The grant will be accompanied by a loan of about $1.1 million. The money will be used to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant for enhanced nutrient removal.

The U.S. Agriculture Department says it will correct a health and sanitary problem at the existing treatment plant, due to its deteriorating condition.

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