Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

About the Blueprint

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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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    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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    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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