ELIZABETHTOWN, P.A. - Today, Governor Wolf's office unveiled a new strategy to meet federal clean water standards. Officials from several state agencies along with local farmers talked about the new strategies at a news conference in Elizabethtown. The new plan will coordinate policies and resources between the Pennsylvania D.E.P., Department of Agriculture and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
It's all in an effort to improve local water quality by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus sediment in local streams and rivers, and restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Federal mandate requires that Pennsylvania returns the Chesapeake Bay to state water quality standards by 2025.