Clean Water Archive

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

MDE Secretary Summers and Howard County students celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week at Dunloggin Middle School

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MDE Secretary Summers and Howard County students celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week at Dunloggin Middle School (ELLICOTT CITY, MD) March 13, 2014 – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers met with Howard County eighth-graders ...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: Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure    BALTIMORE, MD (March 5, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $5.8 million in funding today for projects to upgrade sewage and ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Report: Bay cleanup shows promise; more work and monitoring ahead

Data gleaned from scores of scientific studies indicate elements of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan are working. A report issued Tuesday showed efforts over the past 30 years have reduced pollution, lowered nutrients and slowed sediment in local waterways but more vigilance, hard work and monitoring lies ahead. Read ...Read More

WMAR: Runoff a concern as snow begins to melt across Maryland

As temperatures begin to rise and rain moves into the area, the piles of snow are starting to melt. The problem is a lot of that snow is loaded with salt and ice melt used to clear roads and sidewalks, and as it all melts that stuff is carried ...Read More

WJZ: Storm Aftermath: Road Salt Finds Its Way Into Md. Waterways

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — First comes snow, then comes salt. But unlike snow, that salt doesn’t go away. Alex DeMetrick reports it’s moving right now into our water, and it will stay there for decades. It was only a week ago when the struggle to keep moving fell to the frontline ...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 wetlands   BALTIMORE, MD (February 5, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $35 million ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay Program Welcomes Feedback on Draft Watershed Agreement

Annapolis, MD (January 29, 2014) Three decades after the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement was signed, Chesapeake Bay Program partners are seeking public input on a new agreement that will guide the next chapter of restoration across the watershed, recommitting stakeholders to conservation success. To continue reading the entire article ...Read More
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