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4.1 million gallons of sewage flowed into the harbor as a result of Monday’s storm

Photo by Ethan McLeod

An estimated 4.1 million gallons of sewage flowed into the Inner Harbor as a result of Monday’s rainstorms, according to the Department of Public Works.

Lube Oil, 41,000 Gallons of Sewage Leak into the Jones Falls Over Weekend

Still via Facebook/Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper

Baltimore’s Jones Falls and Inner Harbor took a beating this weekend and on Monday, with an underground sewage leak and a 50-gallon oil spill to boot.

Baltimore’s Sewer-Dwelling ‘Fatberg’ is No More

A view from inside the pipe. Image via DPW.


City work crews yesterday laid into the massive hunk of congealed fat, wet wipes and literal crap that piled up under Station North.

Man-Made ‘Fatberg’ Causes 1.2M Gallons of Sewage to Overflow into Jones Falls

A small “fatberg.” Photo courtesy of Blue Water Baltimore.

The creatures that inhabit Baltimore’s Jones Falls are more than familiar with the putrid overflows that arrive with even moderate rains. But last Thursday, on what should have been an off day for sewer discharges, a whopping 1.2 million gallons entered the waterway thanks to a gunky, man-made buildup in a sewer line running below Station North.

City to Start Reimbursing Residents for in-Home Sewage Backups Under Renegotiated Sewer Plan

Waste “digesters” at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore officials today approved a $1.6 billion update to the city’s existing consent decree, realigning the city’s goals and deadlines for fixing its troubled sewage system. Among the changes: the city plans to finally start paying you back when you have to scramble to clean up putrid overflows into your pipes or basement.

Greenlaurel: Check Out the Super-Cool Inner Harbor Kayaking Tours on Sundays


Another round of house guests this month? Kids getting underfoot? Looking to try something new in town?

Here’s a fun outdoor activity to consider if you’re looking to see Baltimore from another vantage point: Kayak around the Inner Harbor on a summer Sunday morning or afternoon. Get some exercise and enjoy some cooler breezes while taking in what our harbor has to offer. Plus, you can learn why and how our harbor is finally getting cleaned up.

City Approves $430M ‘Headworks’ Project Designed to Fix Baltimore’s Underground Sewage Backup

Waste “digesters” at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A plan is moving forward to stop the miles-long sewage buildup that causes fecal matter to flow into Baltimore’s waterways nearly every time it rains.