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Councilman Marks pens letter opposing Mountain Christian wastewater proposal

UPDATE 3: Mountain Christian Church has canceled plans for its wastewater treatment facilityMountain Christian Church has canceled plans for its wastewater treatment facility.

UPDATE 2: Councilman Marks stands ready to drop his opposition to the proposal – click here for details.

UPDATE: Mountain Christian Church has issued a statement clarifying its wastewater proposal – click here for details.

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JOPPA, MD – Councilman David Marks has written a letter opposing a wastewater discharge proposal from a local church.

Mountain Christian Church in Joppa is seeking state approval to build an on-site, privately-operated wastewater treatment facility to support the expansion of its campus.

The proposal would call for 5,000 gallons of treated wastewater per day to be discharged into an unnamed tributary that feeds into Little Gunpowder Falls.

A public meeting will be held by the Maryland Department of the Environment on Tuesday July 2, 2019, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Harford County Public Library – Joppa Branch, located at 655 Towne Center Drive, Joppa, MD 21085, to discuss the matter.

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“I oppose the request,” writes Marks in his letter. “In the event the request is granted, I implore the Maryland Department of the Environment to require a strong Enhanced Nutrient Removal process for this facility.”

Residents may sent comments to:

Yen-Der Cheng, Chief, Wastewater Permits, WSA, Ref: #18DP3850,
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 455
Baltimore, MD 21230-1708

The full letter can be viewed below…

David Marks Letter Mountain Christian Discharge Gunpowder

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