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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…

12 Million Gallons of Sewage and Counting

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Last Wednesday night, the Baltimore region received more than two inches of rain, which led to significant flooding around the region. When large rainstorms like these hit Baltimore, stormwater runoff leaks into our sanitary sewer system through cracks in aging…

How We Work: Pollution. Solution.

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When we were putting together our 2012 Annual Report – our first as a merged organization – we wanted to illustrate  how we work on water quality issues in Baltimore. This infographic was created by our designer, Redstart Creative, to…