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DPW Reports Sewer Overflows Due to Heavy Rains on July 11

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) estimates that over 3.6 million gallons of storm water combined with wastewater overflowed into the Jones Falls when heavy rains hit the City during evening rush hour on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The evening’s heavy rains caused an additional 2.4 million gallons of storm and sewer water to flow into the Herring Run Stream. 

Sewer Overflow into Gwynns Falls Abated Same Day

Trash and debris contributed to a sewer overflow Tuesday, July 9, in the 4600 block of Briarclift Road.  This overflow of about 14,400 gallons occurred during dry weather and was caused by a combination of trash, rocks and other debris.  

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