Clean Water Archive

EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems during SepticSmart Week

WASHINGTON – Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of ...Read More

New Bay 101 video looks at air pollution and water quality

    Check out this new video in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Bay 101 series. In it, MDE’s Randy Mosier explains that air pollution doesn’t just cloud the air we breathe. Airborne pollutants can also harm our waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay, by fueling the growth of harmful algae ...Read More

FNP editorial urges residents to Scoop the Poop

Frederick News-Post editorial: “Unscooped dog poop is a huge, easily preventable assault on people and the environment, so scoop the poop. Your neighbors and Mother Nature are counting on you to answer when doody calls.” Take the Scoop the Poop pledge.

MDE reminds dog owners to “Scoop the Poop” every stinkin’ time

Pet Waste is Responsible for 24 Percent of Bacteria in Urban and Suburban Waterways  (Baltimore, MD) August 27, 2013 – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers encouraged pet owners to “scoop the poop,” during an event held today at Patterson Park in Baltimore City. An estimated 1.3 million dogs ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Agency Seeks Penalites, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (August 15, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for alleged violations of State and federal environmental laws to protect public health and our land, ...Read More
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