Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

About the Blueprint

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    2020 State of the Blueprint

    The historic Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is our last, best chance to save the Bay and achieve the fishable, swimmable waters guaranteed by the Clean Water Act. Its success is critical to our region’s health, economy, outdoor heritage, and quality of life.

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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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    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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    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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Decades of Success: The 1970s

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