MES is due to publish a report on June 6th outlining results of a comprehensive assessment of the plant, including maintenance, staffing, and equipment. In the meantime, we will remain active participants in MDE’s legal accountability process for the damage caused to our ecosystem and communities.
As the public watchdog group for the Patapsco and Back River watersheds, we will also continue to independently monitor water quality and to support regulatory agencies with sampling and data. It’s painfully clear right now how important this role is.
We will also continue to amplify and support the residents most directly impacted by the treatment plant’s illegal discharges and sewage backups, including our partners with the Back River Restoration Committee who have been vital in recent monitoring efforts.