Baltimore County Releases New Online Water Quality Dashboard
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County today announced the launch of a water quality dashboard, a new online tool that allows the public to review chemicals and bacteria levels in their water.
“Transparency and accountability are cornerstones of my administration, and this dashboard is yet another example of our commitment to making important data easily accessible for residents,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “This up-to-date information about of the health of our neighborhood streams will show trends in water quality and prove useful to everyone from scientists and students to community leaders, boaters, and people who just want to enjoy Baltimore County’s beautiful waterways.”
Samples are collected from local waterways and analyzed by the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS) before being added to the water quality dashboard. The County’s team of natural resource specialists monitor more than 100 specific sites each month, checking for an array of indicators and pollutants such as:
- Total nitrogen
- Total phosphorous
- Total suspended solids
- E. coli levels
- Temperature and pH levels
Using the online water quality dashboard, you can enter the requisite dates, bacteria, chemicals, and waterways to determine the health of your local watershed.