Clogged Sewer Line Contributes to Sewage Overflow
Saturday Apr 20th, 2019
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.