Rains in the Baltimore area on Saturday, Nov. 24, contributed to sanitary sewer overflows of about 12.1 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water. These flowed into the Jones Falls from a location on Preston Street and two locations on Falls Road; and into the Baltimore Harbor from Eager Street and Chase Street.
Thanksgiving Day is a City holiday; the Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) offices and yards will be closed on Thursday, November 22. DPW offices and facilities are open on Friday, November 23, and trash and recycling collections will occur as scheduled on that day.
As previously reported, rain and snow on November 15, contributed to two sanitary sewer overflows of stormwater mixed with sewer water into the Jones Falls. As an update, the final total for the overflow at 428 E. Preston Street for this rain event was 7.1 million gallons. These releases occurred underground in structured overflows and did not spill into city streets.
Rains in the Baltimore area earlier this week contributed to sanitary sewer overflows of 8.3 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water into the Jones Falls from locations on Preston Street and on Falls Road; and into the Harbor from Eager Street and Chase Street.