Sewage backups into homes in Baltimore are a huge public health threat and financial burden. And they're increasing: from over 600 reported to 311 in 2002 to over 5,000 in 2015. Last year, DPW was required to start a special Expedited Reimbursement Program dedicated to helping people with the costs of sewer backups, but there were a lot of restrictions - and in the first year of the program, when 4,632 reports of building sewage backups were reported to 311, only 74 applications for reimbursement were processed by DPW, and only 10 were accepted for reimbursement. On Monday 9/30 (6-8PM at 1800 Washington Blvd), MDE is holding a listening session about this problem, and they need to hear from you! If you have experienced a sewage back up or are concerned about this issue, please email Jennifer Kunze from Clean Water Action at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RSVP here (http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2155/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=105211), share on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/events/1315126688667675/), and email Jennifer at Clean Water Action (email@example.com) for more information!