Sewer Overflow affecting Western Run Reported

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Work is in progress to abate a slow but steady sanitary overflow at the 6300 block of Wirt Avenue which discharges into the Western Run. Over several weeks the volume reached more than 40,000 gallons.  Work continues on sewer lines in the area to fix the overflow. 

Due to the ongoing network outage, DPW’s interactive online sanitary sewer overflow maps have been out of service.  The map is being manually updated, and includes the overflow at Wirt Avenue. 

The public is advised to avoid direct contact with the receiving waters impacted by these or any other 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 the Baltimore City Department of Public Works at 410-545-6541.

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Contact

Jeffrey Raymond
410-545-6541
Kurt Kocher
410-545-6541
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.