43K gallons of sewage spilled into Baltimore stream for 2 weeks

City officials say sewage flow into Gwynns Falls has been stopped

July 30, 2014|By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun

For more than two weeks, 43,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Gwynns Falls stream through a broken sewer line.

Baltimore public works officials said Wednesday they had stopped the sewage's flow, which was reported on July 13 and fixed on July 28. During that time, two gallons of sewage spilled every minute into the scenic waterway as it passes through Carroll Park, officials said.

The city is currently using a temporary pipe to fix the problem in the 2100 block of Washington Boulevard, while a contractor works on a permanent repair.

Warning notices were posted along the stream during the sewage overflow. The Gwynns Falls stream flows into the Patapsco River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

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