Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

About the Blueprint

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    Pennsylvania's Watershed Implementation Plan

    Read about Pennsylvania'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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    Virginia's Blueprint for Clean Water

    Virginia is on track to achieve its 2025 goals, provided it accelerates efforts to reduce pollution from agricultural sources and growing urban and suburban areas, while continuing progress in the wastewater sector. Virginia has a strong roadmap for success; the key is implementation.

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    Pennsylvania's Blueprint for Clean Water

    Overall, Pennsylvania is not on track to achieve its 2025 goals. While the wastewater sector has been one area of noteworthy success, the Commonwealth is significantly behind in implementing the practices necessary to reduce pollution, particularly from agriculture and urban and suburban stormwater.

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    Maryland's Blueprint for Clean Water

    Maryland is largely on track to meet its overall pollution reduction targets by 2025 but pollution from urban and suburban development and septic systems continues to increase.

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    2019 State of the Blueprint

    A critical piece of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is tracking state progress toward clean water goals.

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    2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

    In 2014, representatives from the entire watershed signed Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. For the first time, Delaware, New York, and West Virginia committed to full partnership in the Bay Program.

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    Chesapeake Bay Watershed Pollution Limits

    Nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment are three major contributors to the poor health of the Chesapeake Bay.

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    How You Can Help Save the Bay

    It is critically important that citizens get involved to help save the Chesapeake Bay.

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    What Is Killing the Bay?

    There are three major contributors to the poor health of our streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay: nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment.

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