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Speak Up Against Sewage: Rally and City Council Hearing
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 • 4:00 pm • 6:30 pm
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 War Memorial Plaza
- 5pm to 6:30pm: Hearing at Baltimore City Hall (will be televised)
Need a sign or poster? Join us to paint about poop on November 7!
What’s this rally and hearing about?
Have you had sewage back up into your home in Baltimore City? Are you worried that it might happen to you?
This hearing will focus on the effectiveness of current measures to address basement backups of raw sewage in Baltimore City homes. We believe that the City could do so much better.
Results are in from the first year of the City’s Sewage Backup Reimbursement Program and the data speaks for itself – there are serious problems with the design and administration of the program. There are steps the City can — and should — take to remedy those problems.
Join us to make your voice heard: Baltimore deserves better!Learn More
Pictured: Despite the health risks, many Baltimore residents have no choice but to clean up a sewage backup in their home by themselves. Alt text: 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).
- Taylor Smith-Hams