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Sanitary Sewer Overflows Reported

At least 22.6 million gallons of storm water mixed with sewer water overflowed into the Jones Falls and Herring Run overnight Thursday, March 21, and into early Friday morning as a result of infilt

Spring is here! DPW Offers Cleaning, Greening Opportunities

Spring has finally sprung! To mark the official start of spring, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to offer a springtime lineup of cleaning and greening opportunities. Baltimore City residents, neighborhood and civic groups are urged to sign up for the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup. An annual tradition, this year’s Spring Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Don’t Pick Up These Hitchhikers: Zebra Mussels

Spring has arrived, which means more recreational activity at our three reservoirs: Liberty, Loch Raven, and Prettyboy. It also means taking extra steps to protect our drinking water from aquatic invaders: zebra mussels.  The discovery of these tiny, non-native mollusks at a nearby quarry has resulted in costly eradication efforts. 

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