- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials say trash, debris and grease clogged a sewer line causing more than 13,000 gallons of untreated wastewater to flood in the Gwynns Falls.

The Department of Public Works tells the Baltimore Sun (https://bsun.md/1MVVn2e ) the overflow from a manhole began Monday and was reduced by crews Tuesday.

Maryland Department of the Environment and the Baltimore City Health Department were notified of the overflow. Warning signs have also been posted at the stream.

Baltimore is currently undergoing a $1.1 billion overhaul of its sewage system as part of a federal consent decree to stop overflows and leaks. City officials say they want to renegotiate the deal to allow repairs to extend past the Jan. 1, 2016 deadline.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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