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Baltimore leaders to vote on extension to work on the Back River treatment plant

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Posted at 4:50 AM, Oct 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-19 08:32:32-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore leaders plan to vote next week on an extension with the state department of the environment to continue work on the Back River waste water treatment plant.

The state took over operations of the plant after finding waste floating in the back river.

DPW has issued the following statement:

“Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) entered into a consent order with Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to address effluent levels at Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Back River). Since the consent order began, and for four consecutive months, Back River continues to remain compliant with its effluent permit levels.”

If the extension is passed, the state would stay at the plant through the end of the year.

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According to the city's board, the plant met standards for water quality for the months of June, July and August.

That vote is scheduled for next Wednesday during the city's board of estimates meeting.