Blue Water Blog - sewage

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Speak up For Clean Water

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THE ISSUE: The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has proposed a series of changes to the municipal separated stormwater sewer system (MS4) permits that dictate how much stormwater pollution local jurisdictions can allow, and what they are required to…

Action Alert: Speak Up Against Sewage Backups!

Community members rally in front of City Hall in November 2019 with poop-shaped signs with slogans like "sewage stinks!"
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Sewage doesn’t belong in our streams – or our homes.  Sewage backs up into thousands of homes in Baltimore every year due to heavy rainfall coupled with the city’s crumbling infrastructure. These backups put residents’ health, homes, and financial security…

Speak Up Against Sewage: Rally and City Council Hearing

A woman without gloves or protective equipment holding a trash bag cleaning up after a sewage backup into her home. (Credit: John Klein / Journal Sentinel).

Sewage doesn’t belong in our streets – or our homes.  Speak out against this costly public health hazard. Join us at Baltimore City Council’s upcoming hearing on sewage backups and a pre-hearing rally! Wednesday November 13, 2019 4pm: Rally at…

Action Alert: Speak Out About Sewage Backups

A sewer overflow discharging brown sewage into a local waterway.
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Sewage doesn’t belong in our streets – or our homes. When it rains in Baltimore, millions of gallons of sewage flow into our streams, rivers, Inner Harbor, and even our homes. Sewage backups in homes and buildings are a big…