DPW is Now Accepting Public Comment to Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Phase II Plan Report 

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The Modified Consent Decree Phase II Plan Report has officially been released by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and is posted on the DPW Website for review and comment in accordance with the Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree (MCD). 

DPW will accept public comments pertaining to this document for 30 days, through February 17, 2023Comments may be submitted directly to Michael.Shipman@baltimorecity.gov.

The Modified Consent Decree for Baltimore City’s sanitary sewer system was entered on October 6, 2017. The MCD requires additional rehabilitation to address sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) from the sanitary sewer system. SSOs may have multiple causes, including infrastructure failure, roots, or clogs in the sewer system.

The rehabilitation effort involves cleaning, repair, and/or replacement of public sewer infrastructure and is being conducted in two separate phases. Phase II will include additional necessary sewer rehabilitation projects that will be designed based on the impact of Phase I.

To view the Phase II plan and to sign up to receive notifications related to the MCD Phase II Plan, please visit the following DPW webpage: https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/sewer-consent-decree.

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