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MDE to repair Baltimore city sewer system

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Posted at 10:45 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 06:12:42-04

The Maryland Department of the Environment plans to stop sewer overflows from spilling into homes, streets and waterways. 

The MDE discussed the importance of stopping overflows at a meeting in Baltimore City Tuesday. 

"This mandate for clean water and public accountability means less sewage in basements, streets, and waterways and more progress for the Chesapeake Bay," said Maryland secretary of the environment Ben Grumbles in a statement. "Upgrading the sewers and greening the City will improve public health and environmental quality, and that's good news for all of us."

The proposed modifications are open for public comment and will require court approval. The public will have a 60-day period to provide comments on the consent decree modification. 

Comments can submitted by email to pubccomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or by mail to 

Assistant Attorney General

U.S. DOJ - ENRD

P.O. Box 7611

Washington, D.C. 20044-7611

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