Clean Water Archive

Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay Restoration

Media Contacts: MDE: Jay Apperson 410-537-3172/ jay.apperson@maryland.govDNR: Karis King 410-260-8001 / karis.king@maryland.govMDA: Julie Oberg 410-841-5889 / julie.oberg@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay RestorationSets 2014 –2015 targets; on target to reach 2017 goals BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2014) – The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today ...Read More

Capital Gazette: New Chesapeake Bay agreement sets 10 goals, deadlines

Governors and officials from six states gathered in Annapolis Monday to sign the latest agreement on fighting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, also signed the document, which sets 10 goals, including sustainable fisheries, better water quality, ...Read More

Delmarvanow: Snow Hill unveils wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Fifteen years after the project was first proposed, state and local officials met in Snow Hill on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the town’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade. Town leaders, local politicians and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture gathered for a ribbon cutting at the $14 ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding For Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY  Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater infrastructure        BALTIMORE, MD (May 28, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more ...Read More

Healthy and Safe Swimming: We’re in it together

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Healthy and Safe Swimming: We’re in it together   Baltimore, MD (May 19, 2014) – Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week begins now, May 19-25, 2014.  The Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Environment, and Natural ...Read More

eMDE – Drinking Water Week

      THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE DRINKING WATER WEEK 2014 More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, but only about 1 percent of Earth’s water is usable for consumption. And while many of us might see water ...Read More

Drinking Water Week 2014

More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, but only about 1 percent of Earth’s water is usable for consumption.  And while many of us might see water as a perpetual gift that nature has bestowed upon us – always just a twist of the faucet ...Read More

eMDE – Clean water for Morris Mill

      THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE CLEAN DRINKING WATER FOR MORRIS MILL When the Maryland Department of the Environment learned about significant groundwater contamination in the Morris Mill area near Salisbury, the agency launched an aggressive response. At the top of ...Read More

Clean Drinking Water For Morris Mill

  When the Maryland Department of the Environment learned about significant groundwater contamination in the Morris Mill area near Salisbury, the agency launched an aggressive response. At the top of the to-do list: ensure that any household that needed a temporary alternative supply of drinking water got one. Done. ...Read More

There will be no exceptions made to Maryland’s stormwater legislation

By Robert M. Summers Secretary Maryland Department of the Environment Mde.secretary@maryland.gov   There has been a lot of discussion over the last few months in the press and the MD Legislature about Maryland’s stormwater legislation and whether or not it is reasonable to expect property owners to pay to ...Read More
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