Broken sewer line sends sewage into Herring Run Stream

City residents are urged to stay out of streams

August 04, 2010|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A broken sewer line has caused a sewage overflow in Herring Run Stream in Northeast Baltimore Wednesday, according to Department of Public Works officials.

Crews said the sewer line break occurred Tuesday morning, near Belair Road and Parkside Drive in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. The leak was reported by a resident.

DPW officials are reporting the leak rate at 5 to 8 gallons per minute and the total overflow is approaching 10,000 gallons total. Officials urge residents to avoid contact with city-wide streams.

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Baltimore City Health Department have been notified.

Residents can call 410-396-4422 for more information about health concerns stemming from the overflow.

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