More than 30,000 gallons of sewage overflows reported in Baltimore

Posted at 2:18 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 14:18:42-04

More than 30,000 gallons of sewage have spilled into Baltimore waterways since Thursday of last week, according to the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.

DPW is still investigating the cause of an ongoing sanitary sewer overflow in the 1500 block of North Chapel Street, according to a release.

The overflow was discovered Thursday and has spilled more than 10,000 gallons since that time. It hasn't surfaced on streets or sidewalks, according to the department.

The department also confirmed an overflow that happened Sunday, spilling 21,000 gallons of rain-diluted sewage into Jones Falls.

That overflow came from an underground structured overflow at Charles and Lanvale streets in the wake of weekend rainfall.

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