Emergency Response, Government, Science

Downpours cause sewers to overflow into Herring Run

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Thursday night’s strong storms caused a local sewer overflow, according to the Department of Public Works. DPW says that the storms caused a sewer overflow of almost 7.8 million gallons of storm water mixed with sewer water into Herring Run, and over 830 thousand gallons into the Jones Falls. The overflows were recorded at four underground overflow …


Emergency Response, Government, Traffic

Water main break reported in Carney

CARNEY, MD – Crews are on the scene of a Monday morning water main break in the Carney area. The Department of Public Works reports that an eight-inch main has ruptured in the 9300-block of Waltham Woods Road (21234). The break was reported at 6:30 a.m. on Monday and has left about 80 residents without service. The rupture has caused …


Heavy rains contribute to sewer overflows, Herring Run affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD – This week’s heavy rains contributed to three sewer overflows, discharging 1.87 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water, according to the Department of Public Works. Most of the overflow volume stemmed from the severe rain that pounded parts of Baltimore City during the Tuesday, August 6, evening rush hour. As a result of these downpours, approximately …

DPW: postcards explaining upcoming water have been mailed

BALTIMORE, MD – The Department of Public Works announced on Wednesday that postcards had been mailed alerting Baltimore City and County customers that their water bills would be resuming soon, and explaining that their first bill would be higher than normal, covering the months of May, June, and July. DPW officials say they’re confident that the water billing system will …