More than 3.1 million gallons of sewage-tainted water overflowed into the Jones Falls stream Aug. 22 due to heavy rains, Baltimore officials said Friday.
The overflows occurred near the 400 block E. Preston Street, the 1700 block of E. Chase Street, and the 1900 block of Falls Road. All sewage entered the Jones Falls, which empties into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, according to the city.
The overflows occurred during the early morning hours of Aug. 22, and all stopped within a few hours, officials said in a press release.
The large amount of rain in Baltimore in July has overwhelmed the city's sewer system and led to more than 45 million gallons of sewage-contaminated rainwater flowing into the city's streams and harbor.