Residential Sewage Backups in Baltimore City, FY2018
April 26, 2019
The purpose of this essay is to shed light on the issue of basement backups of raw sewage
in the homes of Baltimore City residents. There are many different aspects of this issue that will
be addressed including health impacts, climate change, and reimbursement for households. One
of the essential parts of addressing this issue starts with identifying areas that are most impacted.
This essay features the first known collective maps of residential raw sewage basement backups
that occurred in quarters one through four of the fiscal year 2018. This essay also offers insight
as to what future projects and actions can be taken to address the needs of the city better.