‘Purple Pipes’ Reduce Nutrients, Water Demand on Potomac

Chesapeake Bay Journal writer Whitney Pipkin posts an interesting story recently about the use of treated wastewater for use on fields and in cooling towers for power generation in areas like Fairfax County, VA.  This is water that otherwise would be processed at significant cost and then discharged back to…

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Annual Patuxent River Wade-in Reflects Murkiness of Long-Running Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

 25 years on, Bernie’s still looking for his feet As a young man in the 1960s, Bernie Fowler recalls he could wade chest deep into the Patuxent River and still see his toes as he netted crabs.  But the clarity of his beloved river plummeted over the years, along with…

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