A Whistleblower Says He Reported Odors Near The Secret Sewage Pipe For Years

10/11/17

By Mark Reutter, BaltimoreBrew

Luke Ackerman is a persistent guy, but after four years of making 311 calls, he gave up trying to tell Baltimore City about fecal odors coming from a former mill race that flowed into the Jones Falls.

As far back as 2007, he said, the stench was noticeable as he crossed the Union Avenue bridge over the Jones Falls, especially in mid-summer and the dead of winter when the river’s water level was low.

“I would walk past the spot every day to get to the Light Rail station to go to work. And pretty routinely, a stink was coming from the mill race at the river,” he sad.

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