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Broken sewer pipe sends 17,000+ gallons of sewage into Gwynns Falls

Posted at 1:37 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 08:18:02-04

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works says that over 17,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed into the Gwynns Falls because of a damaged pipe. 

Officials say the damaged sewer pipe is in the 2500 block of Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore. It was discovered that the pipe was broken during a routine stream sampling done by DPW crews on October 25. 

Crews inspected the pipe and found multiple leaking points and a collapse in a pipe segment. The discharge coming from the broken part of the pipe was fixed on Tuesday. 

DPW also says the leak stayed underground and did not spill onto any streets.