The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, and water quality is the most important measure of the Chesapeake Bay's health. A number of restoration projects and programs, from five states and the District of Columbia, have been undertaken to improve the poor water quality in the Bay and address the degraded habitats and the low populations of many species of fish and shellfish. DC Water continues to be a leader in this effort.
DC Water's Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest plant of its kind in the world, and is also the largest single point discharger to the Chesapeake Bay. DC Water has long been a leader in working to clean up the Bay by voluntarily reducing nitrogen levels and annually exceeding goals established by the Chesapeake Bay Agreement in 1987 and 2000.
Come and learn more about DC Water's efforts to reduce water pollution and clean up the Chesapeake Bay.