Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

About the Blueprint

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    Maryland's Blueprint for Clean Water

    Maryland is currently on track to meet its overall pollution-reduction targets by 2025, due mostly to investments in better farm management practices and wastewater treatment technology. However, pollution from urban and suburban development and the impacts of climate change challenge the long-term health of Maryland’s waterways.

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    Pennsylvania's Blueprint for Clean Water

    Pennsylvania is not on track to achieve its 2025 goals. Despite success in reducing pollution from wastewater treatment plants, it is not enough to make up for the massive need to reduce pollution from agriculture.

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    Virginia's Blueprint for Clean Water

    Overall, Virginia is currently on track to achieve its 2025 goals to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution due largely to reductions from wastewater treatment plants. However, it risks getting off track unless it accelerates efforts to reduce pollution from agricultural sources and urban and suburban development and continues to make additional pollution reductions from wastewater treatment plants.

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    Pollution Limits by State

    Chesapeake Bay watershed states are required to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution by the year 2025.

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    The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

    Learn about the Blueprint for protecting and restoring our Bay, rivers, and streams for us and future generations.

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    State Watershed Implementation Plans

    Each Bay state has developed a Watershed Implementation Plans as part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

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    5 Things You Should Know About the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

    We talk a lot about the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. But what is it and why is it so important? This infographic shows you five things you should know.

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    Maryland's Watershed Implementation Plan

    Read about Maryland's progress and obstacles regarding their Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan, the roadmap for meeting the pollution reduction requirements laid out in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by 2025.

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    Virginia's Watershed Implementation Plan

    Read about Virginia's progress and obstacles regarding their Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan and their roadmap for meeting the pollution reduction requirements laid out in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by 2025.

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