University of Maryland Extension

Water Quality

Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay (FS-704)

The topsoil on your property is a valuable resource and the foundation for a healthy landscape. Loss of soil through erosion can mean trouble, not only for your landscape, but for local streams and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. If you are losing soil from your property, there are several things...

Marcellus Shale Development and Drinking Water (FS-949)

Water is a valuable resource. Many homeowners are concerned about natural gas development associated with the Marcellus Shale formation and their private water supply. This informational sheet is designed to provide citizens with private water supplies an understanding of potential water quality...

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