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Project is Aiming to Eliminate 80% of Raw Sewage Overflow

Project is Aiming to Eliminate 80% of Raw Sewage Overflow
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A project is a solution to the raw sewage problem that took four years to finish. The goal of the project is to eliminate 80% of sewage overflows. The overflow takes place during heavy rainstorms, thus this project would improve the quality of life for many people. The city leaders have celebrated a solution to the raw sewage problem.

Project Estimated in the Millions

Headworks cost $430 million and it is on time and on budget, city and state leaders have said.

“From northwest Baltimore to southwest Baltimore to East Baltimore to West Baltimore, you’re going to hear about sewage overflows,” Mayor Brandon Scott said to discuss the Headworks.

Frustrations Regarding Sewage Overflows

Talking about the frustrations many have had with sewage overflows, Mayor Brandon Scott as well as other local, state and federal leaders at the Back Waste Water Plant, have talked about this.

Project Headworks is a State-of-the-Art Facility

Thus, enter the Headworks Project, that broke ground four years ago and moreover is now open for business.

“One of the largest projects of its kind in the eastern United States thus removes the hydraulic restrictions at the backwater Back River Waste Water Plant,” Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford said during a news conference to discuss the project.

To keep in line with the sanitary sewer consent degree, the state-of-the-art facility, had a new 800 gallons per day at a pumping station. Thus two 18 million gallons of wet weather equalization storage tanks which can handle excess flows into the plant. That is until they go down. Then, moreover can be routing through the normal treatment process.

Better Quality of Life

“At the end of the day, what this is about is a better quality of life for the people of Baltimore City and the Baltimore area,” U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Democrat-Maryland, said during a news conference when discussing the project.

In fact, the plant will serve roughly 1.3 million area residents. Presently, it treats 180 million gallons a day. It will now treat up to 750 gallons per day, thanks to the Headworks Project.

More than a decade ago, the idea of the project began. Moreover, the rest of the minor construction left should, in fact, be completing by the end of this year. The idea of the project began more than a decade ago, and the rest of the minor construction left should be completing by the end of this year.

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