A sewer pipe – broken for two weeks and repaired two days ago – discharged an estimated 43,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Gwynns Falls in southwest Baltimore, according to an emailed news release today from the Department of Public Works.
The sanitary sewer overflow, originating in the 2100 block of Washington Boulevard, was caused by a broken 15-inch line that released sewage at a rate of two gallons-per-minute, according to the release.
“The overflow was reported on Sunday, July 13, and corrected on Monday, July 28th,” according to the release. The Gwynns Falls flows into the Middle Branch of Baltimore Harbor near the Greyhound Bus Terminal on Haines Street.
The Maryland Department of the Environment and Baltimore City Health Department were notified of the incident, DPW said.