Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—A sanitary sewer overflow occurred in the Essex area overnight. Baltimore County officials say that the overflow occurred in the area of Back River Neck Road at Old Eastern Avenue on Wednesday night and was stopped at around 4 a.m. on Thursday morning. The overflow was caused by the failure of a by-pass pump which was set up to […]

Councilman Marks: Mountain Christian Church to drop wastewater plan at Gunpowder Falls

JOPPA, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks said on Thursday that he had received word from the Maryland Department of the Environment that Mountain Christian Church has withdrawn its request for a permit to discharge treated wastewater near the Little Gunpowder Falls. The plan met resistance from numerous Kingsville, White Marsh, and Joppa residents and environmentalists such as the Gunpowder Riverkeeper. […]

Heavy rains contribute to sewer overflows, Herring Run affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD – This week’s heavy rains contributed to three sewer overflows, discharging 1.87 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water, according to the Department of Public Works. Most of the overflow volume stemmed from the severe rain that pounded parts of Baltimore City during the Tuesday, August 6, evening rush hour. As a result of these downpours, approximately […]

Baltimore County Council urges ‘no discharge’ option at Mountain Christian

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 […]

Councilman Marks: public meeting on MCC treated wastewater plan ‘a good start’

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Councilman David Marks on Tuesday morning said he was prepared to drop his opposition to the proposed Mountain Christian Church wastewater treatment facility under certain conditions. A lively public debate ensued last month after Gunpowder Riverkeeper expressed concerns over the proposal, which calls for pumping approximately 5,000 gallons per day of potable effluent (treated wastewater) into an […]

Second public meeting added to discuss Mountain Christian wastewater proposal

UPDATE: Councilman Marks stands ready to drop his opposition to the proposal – click here for details. Original story below… —— PERRY HALL, MD – As residents continue to speak out about a proposed wastewater treatment facility at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, a second public meeting has been scheduled to accommodate those who are unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting. […]

Councilmembers Marks, Bevins to introduce resolution opposing Mountain Christian Church wastewater request

UPDATE: Councilman Marks stands ready to drop his opposition to the proposal – click here for details. Original story below… —— JOPPA, MD – At its meeting on July 1st, Baltimore County Councilmembers David Marks and Cathy Bevins will introduce a resolution opposing the request by Mountain Christian Church for treated wastewater discharge near the Little Gunpowder Falls. In the […]