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10,000 gallons of sewage overflows in Park Heights field

Posted at 8:21 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 20:46:38-05

Ten thousand gallons of sewage overflowed from a manhole into a field in Park Heights this week.

The overflow was stopped Thursday afternoon. Since it was in an isolated area, it is unclear when the overflow started. It may have been going for several days, according to the Department of Public Works.

Because the sewer overflowed into a field it did not directly enter any storm drains or streams.

A Department of Public Works statement said the overflow resulted from a clogged sewer in the rear of the 6300 block of Park Heights Avenue.

DPW reminds residents that fats, oils and grease contribute to sewer backups across the City and that “flushable” wipes are in fact not flushable and also contribute to overflows.