BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Nearly 400 gallons of wastewater overflowed the sewer in the 700 block of Yale Avenue near the Gwynns Falls Saturday, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works.
DPW is advising the public to avoid direct contact with the receiving waters, considered to be impaired. The waters may not be suitable for swimming or other recreation activities, according to DPW.READ MORE: ‘I’m Terrified’ At Least 20 People Shot This Week In Baltimore; Police Identify Victim of Deadly Mass Shooting
The data about the incident may be revised as more information becomes available.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized After Baltimore Hit & Run
DPW is working on improving the sewer system as part of a $2 billion consent decree program.
For additional information regarding potential health impacts, visit the DPW page or call 410-396-4428. For additional information pertaining to a specific overflow, please call 410-545-6541.MORE NEWS: America To Observe Juneteenth For The First Time As A Federal Holiday