City To Limit Sewer Backup Compensation To $2,500

8/9/17

By Mark Reutter, BaltimoreBrew

The Department of Public Works will limit compensation to property owners faced with damage from sewage bubbling into their basements and bathrooms to $2,500 per dwelling per event.

On Monday The Brew reported that the city will establish a reimbursement program as part of a modified sewage system consent decree that was approved today by the Board of Estimates.

The decree pushes back from 2016 to 2022 the deadline for completion of engineering fixes aimed at controlling the surges of stormwater that enter (and sometimes overwhelm) the sewer system during heavy rainfall.

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