VIDEO: “No Discharge Zone” Proposed from Glen Burnie to Galesville

A major proposal is on the table in Maryland to designate every waterway in Anne Arundel County a “No Discharge Zone.”

That means in all 13 tributaries, from Stoney Creek to the West River, discharging even sanitized sewage would be illegal. It seems like a no-brainer, but may prove frustrating to boaters who have invested in costly sewage treatment systems.

Before the plan is put up for approval, the public gets a chance to voice their comments at a series of community meetings. Cheryl Costello explains what is at stake. Watch below:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold public meetings for questions and comments, beginning Wednesday, August 14. Times and locations for all three meetings are below:

  • August 14 7 – 8 PM Pip Moyer Recreation Center Meeting Room , 273 Hilltop Ln, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • August 19 7 – 8 PM Anne Arundel County Police Department Southern District, 35 Stepneys Ln, Edgewater, MD 21037
  • August 22 7 – 8 PM Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department located at 161 Ritchie Highway Severna Park, MD 21146