As City Stops Sewage From Flowing into Harbor, Residents’ Basements Fill With Crap

Saturday, January 26, 2019
The Real News Network

“Closing sanitary sewer outfalls is a requirement of the consent decree, but when the city started doing that, the number of homes with sewage backups each year increased from 622 reported backups in 2004, to nearly 5,000 in 2015,” said Jennifer Kunze, Maryland Organizer with Clean Water Action. Kim Anderson, a resident of Baltimore’s Grove Park neighborhood, has experienced multiple sewage backups since she bought her home three years ago. “I’ve had five backups, three major ones and maybe two small ones,” she said. “It’s inconvenient, it causes stress, it’s unhealthy.”