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DPW Environmental Police Urge Public to Avoid Icy Reservoirs

Reservoir visitors are urged to be safe when standing or walking near the reservoirs, especially during snow and ice conditions. The Environmental Police warn that during icy conditions, iced-over bodies of water may look safe, but could be a tragedy waiting to happen. Reservoirs have fluctuating water levels, making any ice covering them unstable and dangerous.

DPW Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works estimates that over 10,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed into the Jones Falls beginning Wednesday, January 17 ending after 1:00 p.m. today, January 19.  The cause of this overflow is being determined.

First Annual Meeting on Sanitary Consent Decree: Tuesday, Jan. 23

At its first annual public meeting to discuss the City’s Modified Consent Decree for the sewer collection system, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will provide citizens with an opportunity to speak with the experts working to eliminate sewer overflows. The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Maryland Department of the Environment headquarters, 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

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