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File #: 22-0102R    Version: 0 Name: Investigational Hearing - Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Introduced In Council
File created: 4/25/2022 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Investigational Hearing - Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Environmental Control Board, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland Department of Health, including the Environmental Health Bureau, the Maryland Environmental Service, and other relevant stakeholders to brief the City Council regarding recent events at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as ongoing mitigation efforts.
Sponsors: Mark Conway, Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, James Torrence, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Back River Wastewater, Investigative Hearing, Treatment Center
Attachments: 1. 22-0102r~1st Reader, 2. Law 22-0102R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Conway



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigational Hearing - Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant
For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Environmental Control Board, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland Department of Health, including the Environmental Health Bureau, the Maryland Environmental Service, and other relevant stakeholders to brief the City Council regarding recent events at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as ongoing mitigation efforts.
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Whereas, the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant (“the Back River Plant”), located at 8201 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, is responsible for the treatment of 180 million gallons of wastewater a day.

Whereas, adequate treatment of wastewater at the Back River Plant is integral to the environmental health of the surrounding area, including both the Back River and Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Whereas, ongoing events at the Back River Plant have resulted in illegal discharges of partially treated wastewater into the Back River and prompted the Maryland Environmental Service to take charge of operations at the Back River Plant.

Whereas, the Baltimore City Council recognizes the potential environmental health risks associated with inadequate treatment of wastewater and i...

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