A coalition of community and environmental groups are urging Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski to place a moratorium on building permits in areas of the county that have inadequate sewer capacity.

In a letter delivered Friday to the county executive, 18 community associations and an umbrella environmental group point to an administrative law judge’s decision that a major sewer line under Lake Roland is “woefully inadequate” to handle existing demand, much less new development proposed at Bare Hills, Towson and elsewhere.“

We are concerned that new development will be permitted that will add sewage to an already overloaded system,” says the letter, which was obtained by The Brew.

“This is a serious public and environmental health threat. . . We ask you to fulfill your campaign promise to protect our open waters, our health and our quality of life.”

The letter is signed by officers representing a wide spectrum of groups in the county representing Sparks, Timonium, Pikesville, Greenspring Valley, Rodgers Forge, Lake Roland, Towson, White Marsh and elsewhere.

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