Thursday, July 13, 2017
13 Years Later, Effects Of Maryland’s ‘Flush Tax’ Being Seen
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Remember the flush tax? That’s the 2004 Maryland law that raised money to improve sewage treatment plants.
Alex DeMetrick reports, 13 years later, that law has reached something of a milestone.
As the 21st century bloomed, so did oxygen-destroying algae. Fed by nitrogen and phosphorous, bloomed choked off light and left dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay.
Former Governor Robert Ehrlich was honored at Anne Arundel County’s Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility, which has just finished a $140 million upgrade, an improvement that began on the Pride of Baltimore in 2004 when Ehrlich signed the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act, also known as the flush tax.
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