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Sewage Treatment Plants
(Web Page; Sun Dec 11 21:18:00 CST 2016)
Recent advances in sewage treatment technology promise major reductions in nitrogen flowing from plants, but they must be applied to virtually all of the over-three-hundred major plants in the watershed (those that discharge more than 0....
Description: A map illustrating the number of sewage treatment plants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Baltimore City Sewage Overflow
(Web Page; Thu Jul 08 09:38:00 CDT 2021)
One hundred-plus years ago, Baltimore upgraded to a "modern" sewage disposal system. Today, that system is crumbling. Century-old pipes leak stormwater into the sewer system and sewage into the stormwater system. Illegal connections mix ...
Description: It's time to end sewage overflows in Baltimore.
Richmond to Address Sewage Overflows into James River under Legislation
(Web Page; Wed Mar 04 12:00:00 CST 2020)
(RICHMOND, VA)—Richmond will take aggressive steps to address sewage overflows into the James River under legislation just passed by the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates.
After heavy rainfalls, the city’s combined sewa...
Description: Richmond will take aggressive steps to address sewage overflows into the James River under legislation just passed by the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates.
Sweet (Bipartisan) Success with Sewage
(Web Page; Thu Jun 27 11:16:00 CDT 2019)
It's not often you see people this excited about a sewage plant.
But there was former Governor Bob Ehrlich standing in the hot sun in front of the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Anne Arundel County speaking glowingly about the ...
Description: It's not often you see people this excited about a sewage plant.
Baltimore City Sewage Overflow: Mapping the Problem
(Web Page; Wed Jul 17 10:31:00 CDT 2019)
Baltimore City's sewer system has frequent overflows due to an old and failing system. Use CBF's story map to find out just how big the problem is in your neighborhood.
How to Use This Map:
Click on the blue "Learn More" link to read...
Description: Baltimore City's sewer system has frequent overflows due to an old and failing system. Use CBF's story map to find out just how big the problem is in your neighborhood.
2003 Sewage Report
(File; Thu Apr 06 18:04:00 CDT 2017)
Sewage & Septic Systems
(Web Page; Fri Jan 17 14:30:00 CST 2020)
Traditional sewage plants and septic systems were designed primarily to reduce bacteria, but not the nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), found in waste. The Bay suffers from too many nutrients.
The good news is that upgrades and operat...
Description: Upgrading wastewater treatment is critical to cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams.
(Web Page; Tue Feb 16 15:25:00 CST 2021)
Description: From agriculture to sewage and septic systems, what is polluting the Chesapeake Bay--and what is being done about it?
Baltimore Marks Milestone in Addressing Sewer Overflows
(Web Page; Tue Jul 06 12:32:00 CDT 2021)
Baltimore is another step closer to cleaning up sewer overflows that threaten Chesapeake Bay water quality. At the end of December, the city activated its major headworks upgrade at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant—bringin...
Description: After years of advocacy, a major upgrade at the city’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant will help prevent millions of gallons of sewage from flowing into Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.
Vote for the Bay!
(Web Page; Wed Nov 04 07:23:00 CST 2020)
Across the watershed, communities are working hard to reduce pollution from runoff, sewage, and agriculture. But while gains have been made, the recovery is fragile. The Bay and its rivers and streams still have a long way to go to be he...
Description: To save the Bay, participation in our democracy is critical. While candidates are running for elected office, we need to urge them to support policies friendly to clean water.