BOWIE, MD – This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) visited the Bowie City Public Works Water Facility for a briefing on the funding he secured in the FY2022 Omnibus legislation. Congressman Hoyer has been vocal about the challenges that the city faces with tuberculated water pipes, and recently secured $2 million for the facility to replace a mile of water piping.
“It was important for me to visit the City of Bowie Public Works Facility today and see what is being done to address the tuberculation in the city’s water pipes,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I understand that while this water is safe to drink, residents are rightfully concerned about the water discoloration and families deserve a fix to this problem. This year, I was proud to secure for $2 million to help replace one mile of water piping in Bowie City, which will reduce pipe burst incidents and increase water flows so that our fire hydrants are efficient in moments of crisis. I thank the Bowie City leadership and the staff at the facility for their hard work to make sure the old pipes can be replaced as soon as possible, and for briefing me on the needs and challenges they are facing. I will continue working with Bowie City to improve the quality of our water systems for the thousands of families in the community who rely on this service.”
“We’re so very grateful to Congressman Hoyer for visiting Bowie today and taking the time to understand the challenges of our aging drinking water system,” said Timothy Adams, Mayor of Bowie City. “He has secured $2 million in federal funding for system upgrades and we look forward to working with him in the future to explore more funding alternatives.”