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Baltimore pushes back against EPA order to cover more sewage backups

July 26, 2023

Baltimore officials are pushing back against an order from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to assist residents with a wider range of sewage backups into their homes. Currently, under a pair of pilot programs, the city sends cleanup crews to Baltimore residents’ homes — or reimburses cleanup costs — only if a backup was caused by wet weather, which can overwhelm the aged sewer system because of cracks where rainwater can enter.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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