Clogged Sewer Line Contributes to Sewage Overflow

Press Release

A sewer overflow in the 3500 block of Gelston Drive released about 19,170 gallons into the Gwynns Falls before it was stopped on Friday, April 19. The cause of the overflow was related to a blockage created by, among other things, grease and improperly discarded rags.

For updated information on this and other sewer overflows, please visit our interactive map: https://baltimoredpw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a0fccbcf78264aab91df8b6cf1466c32

The public is advised to avoid direct contact with the receiving waters impacted by this overflow.  Waterways throughout Baltimore City are considered impaired, and may not meet applicable standards for full-body contact recreation, including swimming, regardless of the impact of a specific sewer overflow.  Accordingly, the City discourages full-body contact with all surface waters.
For additional information regarding potential health impacts, please visit: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/sanitary-sewer-overflows-sso or call 410-396-4428.

For additional information pertaining to a specific overflow, please call 410-545-6541.

 

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Contact

Jeffrey Raymond
410-545-6541
[email protected]
Kurt Kocher
410-545-6541
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Jennifer Combs
410-545-6541
[email protected]
After hours, weekends, or holidays please call 410-396-3100 for the duty officer

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works supports the health, environment, and economy of our City and region by cleaning our neighborhoods and waterways and providing its customers with safe drinking water and sustainable energy practices.