New tool will map Baltimore-area sewage overflows

Jan 28, 2019

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Any time Baltimore gets heavy rain over a period of time, there are sewage overflows.


Soon, you'll be able to see exactly where those are in your neighborhood.

Baltimore City's Department of Public Works is putting out a new tool.


They will be posting all the overflow information online through an interactive map.

"This is showing real time the SSOs [sanitary sewer overflows] occurring throughout the city," says Paul DeSantis, DPW’s Chief of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. "You'll be informed as the public at the same time MDE [Maryland Department of the Environment[ would."

"We are really excited for that to become publicly available," said Jenn Aiosa, executive director of Blue Water Baltimore.

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