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Two Construction Projects Get Water Allocation Approval in Somerset County


            In Somerset County the construction projects at the Arden’s Run apartment complex on UMES Boulevard and housing plans by Go-Getters, Inc. will finally be able to move forward.

            They have been held up because of the water shortage in the county.

            But they have finally been awarded their allocations from two wells that are expected to go online later this year.

            The Sanitary Commission was able to give its okay because several other projects that had been given water allocations are not ready to begin construction.

            Tracy Grangier, code enforcement officer for Princess Anne, told the Salisbury Daily Times that only Arden’s Run which will be used to house UMES students appears ready to begin construction.

            She said she has not heard yet from Go-Getters or the owners of Wainwright Manor another proposed development on the waiting list.

            This summer the Sanitary District is set to drill two new wells on property between the Eastern Correctional Institution and a planned Walmart.

            Once up and running other water allocations will be made.   

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.