Consent Decree Information Meeting
We need your support! Help ensure that the voices of Baltimore residents are heard and the public’s interest in clean water is protected!
Join us on June 7 at 7:00 pm at the public information session, at 1800 Washington Blvd in Baltimore!
On June 1, 2016, the federal government and State of Maryland lodged a proposed modification to a settlement agreement intended to fix Baltimore City’s failing sewer system. The settlement agreement, or consent decree, originally dates back to 2002, and was intended to fix the City’s sewer system by January 1st of this year. Now, six months passed that deadline, the federal government and state agencies have proposed a new final deadline of 2032, among other new and modified provisions.
The public will be invited to submit comments on the proposed modification during a 60-day period that ends on July 31, 2016. There will be an information-only meeting, with no opportunity for the public to ask questions, on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m. at MDE headquarters.
Over the coming weeks, Blue Water Baltimore will be working with legal and technical partners to closely examine the proposed modification. Blue Water is particularly concerned with eliminating sewage overflows as soon as possible, while ensuring that the public is protected from hazardous overflows in the interim.
For more information, please visit the information page on our website.