Downpour Leads to Sewer Discharge

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A sudden downpour on Sunday, Aug. 18, contributed to a sewer overflow of about 13,000 gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water into the Jones Falls. This overflow was recorded in an underground overflow structure at 1901 Falls Road. 

Data on all sanitary sewer overflows in available on DPW’s interactive online sanitary sewer overflow map.

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. Click here for additional information regarding potential health impact, 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

Jennifer Combs
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.