Press Release

BALTIMORE, MD (August 30, 2004) – The fourth meeting of the Water Security and Wastewater Systems Advisory Council /Interagency Technical Assistance Committee on Wastewater Treatment Systems will take place Tuesday, Sept. 7 in the Terra Conference Room at the Maryland Department of the Environment headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. The groups will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Water Security and Wastewater Systems Advisory Council will focus on matters relating to the security of water and wastewater facilities, chlorine and alternative disinfections and new technologies.

The Interagency Technical Assistance Committee will focus on technical assistance to small and medium communities, user rates, public education, infrastructure needs and costs, and water and sewer planning.
The meetings will include reports from various subcommittees, future meeting dates, times and locations, and a continued general discussion of how to efficiently address the broad mandates of the groups.

The purpose of the two groups is to:

  • Evaluate new technologies for water security;
  • Evaluate chlorine disinfection and alternatives to chlorine disinfection in water and wastewater systems;
  • Provide technical assistance and educational outreach and examine user rates, water and sewer planning, project ranking systems, wastewater capital needs, operational efficiency and financial management for wastewater systems; and
  • Review water quality regulations and criteria.

The groups were created by action of the Maryland General Assembly during the 2002 legislative session. For more information please contact the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Water Management Administration at (410) 537-3512.