As previously reported, rain and snow on November 15, contributed to two sanitary sewer overflows of stormwater mixed with sewer water into the Jones Falls. As an update, the final total for the overflow at 428 E. Preston Street for this rain event was 7.1 million gallons. These releases occurred underground in structured overflows and did not spill into city streets.
Rains in the Baltimore area earlier this week contributed to sanitary sewer overflows of 8.3 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water into the Jones Falls from locations on Preston Street and on Falls Road; and into the Harbor from Eager Street and Chase Street.
United States Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced Oct. 10, 2018, a bill (the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2018, S. 3564) to establish 32 nationwide pilot programs to provide low-income residents with financial assistance to pay their water and sewer bills.