Drinking water Archive

Bay Journal: New ‘forever chemical’ guidelines challenge Chesapeake Bay states

States across the nation will need to do more to protect the public from toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water. How much and how soon remain up in the air. In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new lifetime health advisories for four per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, indicating ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Works to Protect Drinking Water and Public Health in Baltimore City

Maryland Department of the Environment Works to Protect Drinking Water and Public Health in Baltimore City BALTIMORE (Sept. 6, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) continues to work closely with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works to ensure all appropriate public health protections are in ...Read More

eMDE: Secretary’s Blog, new air quality forecasting system, and more

New Tools for Environmental Justice, MDE Documents One thing that really caught my eye after being appointed MDE Secretary in June by Governor Hogan was all the recent progress we have made in serving overburdened communities throughout the state thanks to our Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency Grant will help protect Ellicott City from flooding; additional grant will help connect a fire station to a public water system BALTIMORE (July 6, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved a $1.2 million ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for improvements to Baltimore City water system  

Board of Public Works approves funding for improvements to Baltimore City water system   BALTIMORE (June 8, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved more than $20 million in grants and loans today for improvements to Baltimore City’s water distribution system. The board is composed ...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

Maryland drinking water project receives national honor for excellence in problem solving 

MARYLAND DRINKING WATER PROJECT RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROBLEM SOLVING U.S. EPA recognizes Maryland American Water for improvements to drinking water system serving Bel Air in Harford County; project addressed problems cited by Maryland Department of the Environment, received funding through the state agency BALTIMORE (March 3, 2022) ...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

Maryland Increases Alternatives to Road Salts to Advance Environmental and Transportation Goals

Maryland Increases Alternatives to Road Salts to Advance Environmental and Transportation Goals Residents urged to stay safe in winter weather but cut back on salt when possible BALTIMORE (January 14, 2022) – As winter weather impacts the state, Maryland continues to work to reduce the use of ice-melting salts ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2021 – A Year Like No Other; radon awareness and more

2021: A Year Like No Other Covid, Climate, and Chesapeake Bay dominated much of 2021, with environmental equity, infrastructure, and resiliency themes running through each and connecting all, just like our digital IT progress at MDE COVID-19 has been a wild, evolving and painful roller-coaster ride. In 2021, MDE ...Read More
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