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Bay Restoration Fee (BRF)

Waste material (Effluent) discharged from wastewater treatment plants is one of the top three major contributors of nutrients entering the Bay (urban and agricultural runoffs are the other two). The State of Maryland established this fee in 2004 to create a dedicated fund to upgrade Maryland’s wastewater treatment plants and enable septic system users to upgrade onsite systems and implement cover crops to reduce nitrogen loading to the Bay.

The Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) has the task of administering this program for the State of Maryland.

Revised July 28, 2017         


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