Baltimore’s heavy rains over the weekend caused about 1.3 million gallons of mixed sewer and storm water to overflow into the Jones Falls.
Baltimore Department of Public Works officials announced the overflow Tuesday, stating the structures through which the water escaped are more than 100 years old and scheduled to be removed as part of the ongoing work under the city’s sanitary sewer consent decree.
City officials also advised members of the public to avoid direct contact with waterways impacted by the overflow and discouraged full-body contact with surface waters citywide.
For additional information regarding potential health impacts, residents are asked to call 410-396-4428. For additional information pertaining to a specific overflow, residents should call 410-545-6541.