What effect do wastewater treatment plants have on the Bay, and how will upgrades help?
Old wastewater treatment plants can contribute nitrogen and phosphorous to the Chesapeake Bay, but plants across the watershed are being upgraded. Alan Quimby from the Queen Anne’s County (Md.) Department of Public Works explains how these upgrades will help the Bay.
- Produced by Matt Rath
- Music/Audio: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin
Tracking the health of Baltimore’s hidden streams
Blue Water Baltimore tracks the health of waterways impacted by polluted runoff and aging infrastructure
Restoration Spotlight: Wastewater overhaul will cut pollution in West Virginia
Moorefield Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hardy County, W.Va. will help curb nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay.
From the Field: Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
Why are wastewater treatment plants important? How can they operate in a more Bay-friendly way? Find out here.