New pumping station for Bullneck Creek
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:54

Failing septic system dates back to 1980s

by Ben Boehl

    Baltimore County announced a plan to divert 10,000 gallons of waste water per day from entering Bullneck Creek. The plan calls for the construction of a private sewage pumping station that is expected to keep the sewage out of the creek.
    According to the county, failing septic systems caused the sewage to come from 100 homes in the Dundalk Mobile Home Court.
    County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said he is glad to see an end to a problem that dates back to the early 1980s and resulted from poor soils and a shallow groundwater table.
    “This is a tangible, permanent solution to an ongoing problem that has been damaging our local waterways for many years,”  Kamenetz said.
    The county Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) said it has spent the last two years working with the Department of Public Works and the management of the Dundalk Mobile Court, which the county says is providing primary funding for the $1.5 million project, which will also receive $90,000 in funding through  a Maryland Bay Restoration Fund grant.

EPS stated that the project should be completed by July and will account for 90 percent of the county’s two-year nitrogen reduction goal, which is part of the Baltimore County Watershed Implementation Plan.