Baltimore, Maryland: Golden Eggs - Baltimore's Anaerobic Digesters

The Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant Anaerobic Digesters may look like giant Faberge eggs, but they're busily growing bacteria to eat our waste.

Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant

Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant. East of downtown on the east side of the I-695 loop between exits 38 and 39.
Visible from highway. Tours possible by calling. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Golden Eggs - Baltimore's Anaerobic Digesters

Baltimore's giant golden eggs! The Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant Anaerobic Digesters are best seen driving on I-695 near Exit 38. Call ahead, you may be able to ask for a tour of the plant (but you won't be able to go inside the eggs as they don't have enough oxygen to support human life, they're for growing the bacteria that eat up our waste).

The smell is quite indescribable (it is a sewage treatment plant after all), but the eggs are among the must see sites of our fair city!

[Thayer Young, 03/15/2007]

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