County Executive Leopold Accepts $100,000 from Constellation Energy to Repair Septic Systems
Endowment will aid Well and Septic System Assistance
Annapolis (October 20, 2008) - County Executive John R. Leopold today thanked Constellation Energy for a $100,000 endowment to assist residents wishing to repair failing wells and septic systems.
The funding will supplement the Anne Arundel County Well and Septic System Assistance program, which supports the health of the community and the environment by helping low-income residents upgrade failing well and septic systems or install a radium water treatment system in their home.
"Often seniors and low-income families struggle to make necessary home repairs, and the current economic picture makes that struggle even tougher," County Executive Leopold said. "By partnering with County government in this way, Constellation’s contribution will provide assistance to needy homeowners, will provide relief to County taxpayers and will help protect the County’s health and environment."
Repairing or replacing malfunctioning septic systems can prevent contamination of ground and surface water. Installing radium treatment systems can reduce exposure to naturally-occurring radium, which is classified as a cancer-causing substance.
"Supporting this program validates Constellation’s commitment to not only minimize the impact our business has on the environment and the community, but to proactively support initiatives that can positively impact the quality of life in areas where we live and work," said Ken Johnson, Vice President of Environmental Services for Constellation Power Generation, a subsidiary of Constellation Energy.
For more information on Anne Arundel County’s Well and Septic System Assistance program, including information on how to apply for assistance, visit the Anne Arundel County Department of Health website or call (410) 222-7193.