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Officials celebrate removal project completions to protect Chesapeake Bay

Posted at 5:19 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 17:22:23-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore completes another major milestone in improving the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay.

On Thursday, officials celebrated the completion of the enhanced nutrient removal project at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This provides new facilities and processes that support the removal of at least 95 percent of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from the water.

"This means a major improvement of the water in the bay, it means reducing algae blooms, reviving aquatic life, and protecting the recreational natural wonder and economic driver that is the Chesapeake," said Rudy Chow, Department of Public Works Director.

Baltimore's Department of Public Works is also completing similar upgrades at the Back River Wastewater Facility.