Harbor Water Still Gross

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If all goes according to plan, you should be able to swim in the Baltimore harbor by 2020. Unfortunately, all is not necessarily going to plan. 

Once again, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore has given the harbor’s overall health a failing grade, as the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Contributing factors include high levels of fecal bacteria, nitrogen pollution, and poor water clarity. I don’t know about you, but that does not make me want to put my bathing suit on.

Despite the bad news, Healthy Harbor still thinks it’s feasible that the water quality could improve enough in the next four years to make the harbor swimmable. But that would involve finding ways to deal with the city’s biggest water health issue — the overflowing sewage that overflows into the harbor during periods of heavy rain.

Read more about the water quality of the harbor in our GreenLaurel column, here.

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