BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Heavy rains Wednesday lead to sanitary sewer overflows into Baltimore waterways.
About 20,000 gallons of overflowed near 1901 Falls Road Wednesday, another 6,629 gallons overflowed in North Charles and West Lanvale streets, another 10,000 gallons near 428 E. Preston Street flowed into the Jones Falls.
Over 10,000 gallons overflowed near 2121 Wicomico Street into the Gwynn Falls and an unknown amount near Charing Cross Road and Greenwich Avenue into the Maidens Choice Creek.
The approximate number of gallons of overflow,
City officials say the public should avoid direct contact with those waterways
“Waterways throughout Baltimore City are considered impaired, and may not meet applicable standards for full-body contact recreation, including swimming, regardless of the impact of a specific sewer overflow. Accordingly, the City discourages full-body contact with all surface waters,” the city said in a statement.
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The Department of Public Works continues to improve our sewer system as part of a $2 billion Consent Decree Program.
For additional information regarding potential health impacts, please visit or call 410-396-4428. For additional information pertaining to a specific overflow, please call 410-545-6541.