On January 12, 2012, the City of Salisbury held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new regional sewage lift station on East Naylor Mill Road. The former station, built in 1988, had reached the end of its useful life.
This project, designed by GMB, replaced dilapidated equipment, provided an emergency back-up generator to comply with MDE regulations and allowed for additional capacity to serve future development projects.
The project was funded by a $2,756,400.00 zero-interest loan from the Maryland Department of the Environment, using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 money. The final construction cost came in more than $600,000 under budget.
The ceremony was presided over by Mayor Jim Ireton, who declared, “Today, Salisbury is No. 1 in the No. 2 business.” A tour of the station followed the ceremony.
A video of WMDT 47 ABC News coverage of the event can be viewed here.