More than 10,000 gallons of sewage overflows in Herring Run

Officials blame overflow in part on illegal dumped carpeting

May 16, 2011|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore officials reported a sewage overflow late Monday afternoon in Herring Run, due partly to a blockage that appears to have been caused by illegal disposal of carpeting through a manhole.

The spill, near Harford Road and Argonne Drive, is more than 10,000 gallons, which triggers public notification, the Department of Public Works said. The total will be calculated after the department's workers stop the spill.

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Baltimore City Health Department have been notified, DPW officials said.

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