JOPPA, MD – On Monday evening, the Baltimore County Council, at the request of Councilman David Marks, urged a “no discharge” option to address the wastewater issue at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa.
In recent weeks, the church unveiled plans to upgrade its wastewater facility.
This proposal included an option whereby the church would pump up to 5,000 gallons per day of treated wastewater (potable effluent) into a tributary that feeds into the Little Gunpowder Falls near the Jericho Road covered bridge.
Amid public outcry, the church issued a statement easing concerns about the plan.
“Tonight, at my request and with unanimous backing, the Baltimore County Council urged a ‘no discharge’ option to address the Mountain Christian Church’s wastewater issued,” said Councilman David Marks. “In the weeks since this issue came to light, despite my efforts for a dialogue, I had minimal communication with the church and Harford County officials. The decision on whether to grant this permit now rests with the state. Baltimore County is on record, and hopefully our concerns will be considered.”