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Environmental Group Calls Water Plans for Wicomico and Worcester Counties Not Good Enough

 

 

 

 

            An environmental group says plans by Worcester and Wicomico Counties to improve water quality do not go far enough.

            The Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that Maryland counties submit a draft of their Water Implementation Plan as part of the federal “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake Bay.

            The Choose Clean Water Coalition called Worcester County’s plans “skeletal” without a clear strategy for implementing change.

            The group said Wicomico County’s plan was promising, but that much more work to be done.

            The public comment period ends March 9.

            The completed plans must be submitted to the EPA by June 30.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.