BWB and CBF: Court Decision is a Loss For Clean Water
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BWB and CBF: Court Decision is a Loss For Clean Water

MARYLAND STORMWATER PERMITS CONTINUE TO FALL SHORT FOR BALTIMORE COMMUNITIES AND THE BAY’S RESILIENCY AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Yesterday’s decision by the Appellate Court of Maryland affirming Baltimore stormwater permits is a loss for clean water. The court’s response stems from a 2021 lawsuit and petition for judicial review brought by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF)…

Press Statement on Baltimore City DPW’s Sewer Consent Decree Annual Public Meeting
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Press Statement on Baltimore City DPW’s Sewer Consent Decree Annual Public Meeting

Advocates and Communities Demand Sewer Backup Assistance Program Expansion January 18, 2024 Contact: Well over $1 Billion of taxpayer money has been invested in underground pipe projects and improvements at the Back River and Patapsco wastewater treatment plants. Significant progress has been made. Yet rainfall and other conditions continue to overwhelm Baltimore’s sewer system and cause…

Environmental Groups Announce Landmark Agreement to Resolve Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

Environmental Groups Announce Landmark Agreement to Resolve Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Google Earth) Baltimore, MD – Blue Water Baltimore and its attorneys at the Chesapeake Legal Alliance announce today an agreement with Maryland Department of Environment and Baltimore City to address pollution violations at the state’s two largest Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs).  Working cooperatively with the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE),…

Let the Science Speak: Update Baltimore County’s Water & Sewer Plan Today!

Let the Science Speak: Update Baltimore County’s Water & Sewer Plan Today!

An underground network of sewer pipes runs alongside our local streams and carries raw sewage from our homes and businesses to wastewater treatment plants situated on the Patapsco and Back Rivers. In a perfect system, the sewage would go from point A to point B without ever seeing the light of day. But in many…

Expand Sewage Backup Assistance
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Expand Sewage Backup Assistance

Environmental Regulators Order Baltimore City to Expand Sewage Assistance Program – Rain or Shine July 13, 2023 The Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment have ordered Baltimore City to expand a program that helps homeowners who have suffered a sewage backup due to problems in the city’s aging sewer pipes, fulfilling…

What Happened during MD’s 2023 Legislative Session?
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What Happened during MD’s 2023 Legislative Session?

After a whirlwind 90 days, Maryland’s 2023 Legislative Session ended on April 10th. Legislators considered over 2,000 bills this session and passed several priorities from the environmental community. Blue Water Baltimore weighed in on over 30 bills that impact environmental and community health in the watersheds where we work. Read on to learn more about…