Blue Water Blog - Water Quality

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

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Photo: Kristian Bjornard/Wikimedia Commons Baltimore City’s WWTP Progress is Under Judicial Scrutiny as Parties Near Consent Decree Negotiations Over a year ago, Blue Water Baltimore, represented by Chesapeake Legal Alliance and Barley Snyder, filed a notice of intent to sue…

Our Living Waterways

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Words and photos by Cody Matteson Have you ever wondered what gives the water a certain color? Oftentimes, the answer is algae!Our waterways are alive with microorganisms, and to better understand the ecosystem, we must understand these tiny life forms.…

Back River Community Science, Round Two

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This week we held our second community science event in Back River, and this time forty-three people went out collecting samples in the area. We’re grateful to all our volunteers and to the Back River Restoration Committee (BRRC). BRRC reached…

Community Science in Back River

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Blue Water Baltimore has completed our first Community Science pilot program with residents of the area around Back River. The Back River Restoration Committee reached out to us last year about ways residents could get involved in the ongoing water…

A Year in Review: 2021 Water Wins 

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It’s been a whirlwind of a year on all fronts, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’ve navigated through many challenges, welcomed new staff members to our BWB family, and we’re working every day to hold polluters accountable. So,…