Westport

Leak allegedly caused by BGE contractor sent 1.7 million gallons of sewage into the Patapsco

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As it turns out, far more than the originally announced estimate of 379,000 gallons flowed out of a damaged sewer main in Westport early this month, after the leak reopened and spurred additional ones blocks away.

BGE says it was actually the city’s contractor that broke a ‘large sewer line’ in Westport, sending sewage spewing

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One day after the city blamed a Baltimore Gas and Electric-contracted crew for damaging a sewer line in Westport and sending thousands of gallons of sewage flowing out by the hour, the utility giant is saying was actually a city contractor that caused the foul leak.

BGE contractor damages sewer line, sending sewage flowing into Patapsco River in Westport

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In a classic case of utility work gone horribly wrong, a contractor for Baltimore Gas and Electric today damaged what the Baltimore City Department of Public Works says is a “large sewer line” in Westport, sending human waste flowing into the Patapsco River’s Middle Branch nearby.

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