August 10 // Baltimore officials approve $1.6 billion, 13-year sewer repair plan

City leaders on Wednesday approved a $1.6 billion plan to rehabilitate Baltimore’s aged sewer system and stop wastewater from leaking into the Inner Harbor by 2030 — 15 years after an earlier missed deadline. The consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency will have direct financial consequences for residents, who will pay for the work through years of expected sewer bill increases in the city, and potentially in surrounding counties that use Baltimore water infrastructure. (Balt. Sun)

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