buckshot - It's a complicated mess. The pipe system is well past it's intended use period and is also carrying much more then designed for. Double edged sword there.
The cost to replace the sewage pipes is staggering. Right now , it's mostly a patch / repair type deal.
Without getting into politics - one problem - IMHO - is most in government do not truely care for the bay. When was last time you saw any fishing or boating ?
What can we do ? Few years ago , I got sick as a dog from scuba diving in the bay , when Sandy Point got closed. I was set to take a 55 gallon drum of sewage to Annapolis and dump it in the state building. Figured they do not mind me swimming in it - they should not mind it all over their floor.
Got talked out of that stunt - risk of a felony was brought up.
Only good thing - I think EPA is going to one day step in to fix the older sewage pipes. Question is - can bay take many more spills ?
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip