Century-Old Pipe, Which Carries the Sewage of More Than a Million Area Residents, Needs More Repairs

In December 2021, Baltimore ratepayers were told that emergency repairs were needed or else “catastrophic failure” could befall an underground pipeline that carries the sewage of 1.3 million city and county residents to the Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Some $11 million was set aside for a project scheduled to take 11 months.

Now 27 months later, the Board of Estimates will be told today that more money is necessary lest “failure of this part of the system would block all the sewer flow to the plant, adversely affecting the public welfare,” according to the agenda item.