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Thursday night downpour leads to sewer overflow in Baltimore

Posted at 6:53 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 18:53:40-04

BALTIMORE — The major storms that took place on Thursday night caused a sewer overflow of almost 7.8 gallons of storm water mixed with sewer water into Herring Run and over 830,000 into the Jones Falls.

The overflows were recorded at four underground overflow structures along the Jones Falls, and at a manhole on Herring Run, just off of Belair Road.

The public is advised to avoid direct contact with the receiving waters impacted by these or any other overflow.

Waterways throughout Baltimore City are considered impaired, and may not meet applicable standards for contact recreation, including swimming, regardless of the impact of a specific sewer overflow. The City discourages body contact with all surface waters.