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  • Update on Aug. 12 Sanitary Sewer Overflows Second Highest Rainfall in History Flooded Sewer Lines

    Published: August 25, 2014

    BALTIMORE, MD (August 22, 2014) – The rainfall of early last week was one of the heaviest ever recorded in the region. This resulted in extreme amounts of rainwater infiltration into our aging sewer lines, causing this rain water and diluted sewage to overflow at several locations. While the storm was ongoing the Department notified the public of the known events as they were happening. Subsequent gathered information, along with data analysis, revealed that amid the August 12 rains more than 9 million gallons was lost from another three locations: Eager Street at Durham Street in ...

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