I am outraged beyond belief that last week I received information about raw sewage being pumped into Back River from the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant, starting sometime in April or May of 2021. This is completely unacceptable.

Given the damage to the Chesapeake Bay and the safety concerns for the health and wellbeing of boaters, swimmers, fisherman or anyone who enjoys the Chesapeake Bay.

What makes me especially angry that there was $430 million of hard-earned taxpayer money spent to alleviate raw sewage being pumped into the bay.

One of the main reasons this upgrade took place was the failing sewage infrastructure in Baltimore City.

Furthermore, given the hard work that is being done to help clean the bay by non-profits and their volunteers; Back River Restoration Committee, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek and Maryland Waterway Foundation to ensure the future of the Chesapeake Bay.

Also, recently there was 7.2 million spat on shell seeded at Man O’War Shoal. This egregious act of incompetence is appalling and a few other words that cannot be printed in the paper.

In early Spring we had a severe midge problem in our area, this would have contributed to the problem. Maryland Department of the Environment is doing a full investigation.

I will be in contact with MDE to monitor the findings of their investigation and hold Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant, Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baltimore City and Baltimore City accountable.

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