Ever wonder what a sewer "overflow" looks like? This video by the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper shows what happened in multiple places in Baltimore during the near-record downpour of Aug. 12, when six inches of rain fell in a 12-hour time span.
That's diluted but raw, untreated sewage spewing out of manhole covers and spraying pedestrians as vehicles pass through it. The Baltimore city Department of Public Works reported more than 3 million gallons of sewage overflowed from the Patapsco River wastewater treatment plant and in the 1900 block of Falls Road. But its account didn't mention sewage bubbling up on East Chase, North Durham or East Eager streets.