Saving the Bay

by Jay Landers, Contributing Editor; ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 1, Pg. 54-59,82-83

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: By reducing the level of nutrients in their discharges, wastewater treatment plants within the Chesapeak Bay's vast watershed are putting much less environmental pressure on the bay. However, the bay's health remains poor, and water quality standards soon to be released may prompt calls for additional nutrient reduction. But treatment plants seeking to comply may find their best intentions thwarted by fiscal constraints.

Subject Headings: Chesapeake Bay | Environmental issues | Economic factors | Water quality

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