City of Cumberland Mill Race CSO
Superintendent - C&O Canal NHP
c/o City of Cumberland CSO EA
1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-6620
At the request of the City of Cumberland, the NPS is analyzing the potential impacts of the installation of a CSO pipeline through a portion of its lands in Cumberland, Maryland. The purpose of the CSO pipeline installation project is to provide a means to transport a greater capacity of combined sewage and stormwater from the Mill Race Screening Facility (which collects flow from several interceptors serving the northern portion of the City) to the City's Water Reclamation Facility. By not implementing this project, the City would be in violation of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Combined Sewer Overflow Policy of 1994, in addition to regulatory mandates in a form of a Consent Decree issued by MDE. This project is part of the City's Comprehensive Long-term Control Plan for Combined Sewer Overflows.