Sharpsburg Water Intake Upgrade

Public Comment being sought on the "Sharpsburg Water Intake Upgrade Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect, March 2012"

Washington County, MD: The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a 30-day public review of the Sharpsburg Water Intake Upgrade Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect, March 2012.
Washington County, Maryland has requested permission to replace a six-inch diameter raw water line between the county's Potomac River Intake Structure, located at Mile 74 on the C&O Canal, and the Sharpsburg Water Treatment Plant. The existing intake, which supplies water for the town of Sharpsburg, MD, is reaching the end of its lifespan.
The County is requesting permission to replace the existing pipe with two six inch lines and replace the existing underground communication infrastructure. The proposed work would be within the existing easement corridor for the water line. The Environmental Assessment presents information on projected impacts to park resources from the proposed project.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Park Service invites public comment regarding this project. Comments will be accepted now through April 19, 2012 and will be used to evaluate this project.
Further information about this project is located on the National Park Service Planning, Environment & Public Comment website http://parkplanning.nps.gov/choh. Only written comments will be accepted and can be submitted through the website or to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740 Attention: Sharpsburg Water Intake Upgrade EA.