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  • City DPW Reports Sanitary Overflow

    Published: October 16, 2014

    BALTIMORE, MD. (October 16, 2014) —The Baltimore City Department of Public Works has filed a sewage overflow notice with the Maryland Department of the Environment regarding a leak of an estimated 17,553 gallons into the Gwynns Falls over eight days. The leak, confirmed on Sept. 24, was estimated at 0.1 gallons per minute. Crews responding to the scene, in a heavily wooded area north of Edmondson Avenue, found a tree had fallen on an exposed sanitary sewer pipe, compromising the pipe and causing the leak. After removing the tree debris and flushing the pipe, the flow rate increased on ...

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