Clean Water Archive

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and  the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and  the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (May 11, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved more than $7 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution ...Read More

MDE issues second report on sampling of Maryland public drinking water systems for PFAS

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES SECOND REPORT ON SAMPLING OF MARYLAND PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS FOR PFAS Phase 2 of sampling initiative finds no levels greater than EPA health advisory; MDE has reported results for sampling of systems serving about 70% of state’s population; third phase of sampling ongoing ...Read More

Public health advisory and progress report issued for Back River

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY AND PROGRESS REPORT ISSUED FOR BACK RIVER BALTIMORE (April 22, 2022) – Due to contaminants in Back River that can cause illness, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Health today issued the following recommendations: Avoid contact with Back River waterDo not ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake BayGrants and loans will reduce pollution, energy consumption BALTIMORE (April 6, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $23 million in grants and loans today to reduce water pollution and save energy. The ...Read More

Sec. Grumbles directs Maryland Environmental Service to take charge of Back River WWTP

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES DIRECTS MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE TO TAKE CHARGE OF BACK RIVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Directive for Maryland Environmental Service to oversee operations at Baltimore City-owned plant to protect public health and the environment follows city’s failure to comply with March 24 order requiring demonstration that it ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles issues order demanding immediate end to illegal discharges at Back River WWTP

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES ISSUES ORDER DEMANDING IMMEDIATE END TO ILLEGAL DISCHARGES AT BACK RIVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTOrder cites ongoing and worsening operational deficiencies at state’s largest sewage treatment plant, requires demonstration of compliance with all discharge permit conditions within 48 hours BALTIMORE (March 24, 2022) – Maryland Environment ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh File Complaint Against Valley Proteins

Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh File Complaint Against Valley ProteinsComplaint Seeks Injunctive Relief and Civil Penalties BALTIMORE, MD (February 2, 2022) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County ...Read More

MDE enforcement leads to financial penalty, funding for environmental project serving Brandywine

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ENFORCEMENT ACTION LEADS TO FINANCIAL PENALTY, FUNDING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT SERVING BRANDYWINE MDE settlement with power plant owner PSEG Keys Energy Center requires $125,000 financial penalty, $75,000 for Patuxent Riverkeeper-led program BALTIMORE (Feb. 1, 2022) – A Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) enforcement action ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles announces filing of suit against Baltimore City over wastewater treatment troubles

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES ANNOUNCES FILING OF SUIT AGAINST BALTIMORE CITY OVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT TROUBLES Complaint alleges violations of state and federal pollution laws, threat to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, seeks civil penalties BALTIMORE (Jan. 21, 2022) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles today announced the filing of a ...Read More

WJZ-TV: Maryland Officials Look To Reduce Use Of Salt On Roads

It’s a delicate balance of safety and environmental awareness—treating the roads with enough ice-melting salt to make sure they’re safe to drive, while minimizing the impact on our environment. Too much salt can be detrimental to our waterways. It can damage vegetation and marine life and even contaminate drinking ...Read More
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