"Without some sort of verification, what confidence do we have?"




Overdue oversight

The Maryland Department of the Environment is required by law to review every three years each locality's efforts to control polluted runoff from new development. Following are the years when, according to state data, the agency last checked stormwater-control efforts in Baltimore-area jurisdictions:

•Baltimore City: 1995

•Anne Arundel County: 2005

•Baltimore County: 1994

Carroll County: 1992

•Harford County: 1995

•Howard County: 1997