Sewer Overflow affecting Western Run Reported
Friday Aug 2nd, 2019
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.