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Over 40,000 gallons of sewer overflow affecting Western Run in Baltimore

85 million gallons overflow from Baltimore sewer system during summer rains
Posted at 1:38 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 15:43:10-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City DPW crews are working to fix a reported sewer overflow that is discharging into Western Run.

DPW says for the past several weeks, more than 40,000 gallons of sewer water at the 6300 block of Wirt Avenue is getting dumped into Western Run.

They say while crews are working on sewer lines to fix the overflow, DPW’s interactive online sanitary sewer overflow maps have been out of service due to a power outage.

DPW is advising citizens to avoid the area and to not make direct contact with the receiving waters impacted by the overflow. They are cautioning the public because Baltimore City waterways are considered impaired, and may not meet applicable standards for full-body contact recreation.

For more information on the overflow, you can call the Baltimore City Department of Public Works at 410-545-6541.