Sanitary Sewer Overflow Numbers in Steady Decline

Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in Baltimore have been in decline for five consecutive years, falling 31 percent since Fiscal Year 2012, according to a review by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW). In the fiscal year concluded June 30, 2017, Baltimore recorded 464 SSOs. That is down from 670 SSOs in Fiscal 2012.

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Back River Project Moves Forward With New Construction Model

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates approved a contract Wednesday, May 4, that will allow work on the Headworks project at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant to proceed under an innovative