in millions of pounds per year
|2017 Milestone||2025 Goal|
|Go to the District of Columbia's WIP website >>|
Collectively, the EPA's TMDL and the state Watershed Implementation Plans establish the Clean Water Blueprint for the Chesapeake.
Washington, D.C. and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific plans to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup practices by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025. These plans are called Watershed Implementation Plans or WIPs and will not only help restore the Bay, but will also significantly improve the health of local waterways.
D.C.'S PROGRESS TOWARD 2017 GOALS
In June 2014, EPA evaluated the District's progress to date. Their findings are summarized here.
|Wastewater & CSO†|
|On track for 2017 target||Within 10% of being on track for 2017 target|
|More than 10% off track for 2017 target||*No contribution from this source sector|
† Combined Sewer Outflow
Chart based on data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's 2014 Reducing Pollution Indicator: www.chesapeakebay.net/indicators/indicator/reducing_nitrogen_pollution
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