Friends of Gwynns falls leakin park

Log in

Sewer Rehabilitation Project in Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park (SC977) - Update #4

1 Nov 2020 10:08 AM | Anonymous

[4th in a series on this DPW project]

The monthly Progress Meetings for the DPW Project SC977 are being attended by Chris Wharton (FOGFLP Board) and Dave Hollander (Windsor Hill Conservation Trail). They have not reported any issues of concern arising at the meetings.

Since the last update of June 9, 2 site tours involving FOGFLP have taken place. On August 26 Jack Lattimore toured the site alone. 2 issues were noted:

First, an open, ground level sewer vault was seen at the north end of the temporary access road.

The second issue was rutting along the temporary access road. 

Both issues were reported to James Hurley, the Project Manager.

The site appeared to be in good order. The rutting that was reported from the August tour has been repaired by the installation of timber matting along the wettest area of the temporary access road. The open sewer vault still has not been addressed and Mr. Hurley said he would see to it. There are a number of manholes that have not been repaired. These manholes may be listed on another concurrent project (SC955) that has work in the same area. Mr Hurley said he would check it out but assured us that all the manholes in this section of the sewershed would be repaired and have leak-proof and locking lids installed before the projects are closed out. We were pleased to find out that DPW was able to create a new terminus for the temporary access road which means that at least 3 large, mature trees were saved.

We were surprised to realize that the permanent access road for project SC955 is to be built less than a 100’ from the temporary access road that was cut for this project, SC977. Over 80 mature trees were removed to create the temporary access road. Yet another access road will require removal of many more mature trees. Apparently the EPA consent decree that is behind the sewer upgrades requires a permanent road for future inspections. We could not understand, however, why yet another road is needed. Why not just harden the temporary road already built?

In addition, an abandoned section of the old Gwynns Falls Parkway that appears to be in stable condition is only yards away from the planned permanent road. Why not use that section of abandoned roadway? It seems like a waste and yet another assault on Baltimore City’s premier forest by the Department of Public Works. Mature urban trees are not commodities to be cut down to make 2x4’s, only to be replaced with saplings that will take decades to provide the same ecological services. These assaults on our park and forest must stop!

Mr. Hurley described the inspection of a large concrete sewer vault in the middle of the stream just south of Windsor Mill Road, known as the “battleship.” Workers had to first wade through the stream to reach the vault. When the lid was removed it became clear that stream water was infiltrating into the sewer line inside the vault. This is one of the big problems of the old sewer system, built between 1910 and 1930. When large amounts of water rush into the sewer lines during storm events it causes the lines to overflow out of the manholes onto the surrounding area - a pollution event and definite health hazard.

Sewer lines in the sewershed are being inspected using video technology. In late November or December, after most of the feeder lines and manholes have been repaired the “main event” of this project will take place. The 30” sewer line actually in the steam will be repaired. Much of the pipe will be re-lined. However, badly damaged pipe within the stream will need to be replaced, which requires a combination of diverting the stream and pumping the sewage through temporary pipes. Stay tuned!

Submitted by Jack Lattimore, October 24, 2020

Comments

  • 23 Mar 2021 1:38 PM | Ruillarib
    https://vsviagrav.com/ - viagra online pharmacy
    Link  •  Reply
  • 27 Aug 2021 10:53 AM | Propecia
    Mexican Pharmacies Amoxicillin Overnight Shipping
    Link  •  Reply
  • 28 Aug 2021 12:59 AM | Viagra
    Comprar Cialis Marca
    Link  •  Reply
  • 28 Aug 2021 1:33 AM | Elderly
    <a href=http://buytadalafshop.com/>Cialis</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 28 Aug 2021 6:52 AM | Elderly
    <a href=http://buytadalafshop.com/>Cialis</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 28 Aug 2021 2:18 PM | Inenuex
    <a href=http://buypropeciaon.com/>buy propecia in netherlands</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 28 Aug 2021 7:35 PM | Howneleld
    https://buysildenshop.com/ - viagra soft tabs 100mg
    Link  •  Reply
  • 28 Aug 2021 10:20 PM | Cialis
    Strattera Online
    Link  •  Reply
  • 29 Aug 2021 7:47 PM | dosage of ivermectin for dogs
    cialis z
    Link  •  Reply
  • 29 Aug 2021 9:14 PM | gymboft
    <a href=https://buystromectolon.com/>durvet ivermectin</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 30 Aug 2021 6:07 PM | Vessinesy
    <a href=https://buysildenshop.com/>is generic viagra safe and effective</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 31 Aug 2021 11:35 AM | Vessinesy
    <a href=https://buysildenshop.com/>Viagra</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 31 Aug 2021 11:27 PM | cialis online purchase
    Levitra 10 Vardenafil
    Link  •  Reply
  • 1 Sep 2021 12:43 AM | Saganaest
    Link  •  Reply
  • 4 Sep 2021 12:00 PM | enhateeld
    Link  •  Reply
  • 8 Sep 2021 3:43 PM | Saganaest
    https://buystromectolon.com/ - ivermectin for humans amazon
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Sep 2021 6:20 AM | enhateeld
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Sep 2021 5:52 PM | ivermectin tablets buy
    Lexapro New Zealand
    Link  •  
    Author
    Comment
     
  • 14 Sep 2021 3:23 PM | Zithromax
    Viagra Sold In The Us Only
    Link  •  Reply
  • 15 Sep 2021 4:31 AM | cyncerurl
    <a href=https://buyplaquenilcv.com/>Plaquenil</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 15 Sep 2021 9:08 AM | cyncerurl
    <a href=https://buyplaquenilcv.com/>Plaquenil</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 15 Sep 2021 4:37 PM | Exesova
    <a href=https://buyzithromaxinf.com/>Zithromax</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 16 Sep 2021 12:07 AM | Plaquenil
    Propecia Oferta
    Link  •  Reply
  • 16 Sep 2021 1:43 PM | lasix iv
    Eastern Canada Pharmacy For Levitra
    Link  •  Reply
  • 16 Sep 2021 3:26 PM | Weraraida
    http://buylasixshop.com/ - lasix side effects
    Link  •  Reply
  • 17 Sep 2021 4:25 AM | Priligy
    Non Prescription Viagra
    Link  •  Reply
  • 17 Sep 2021 8:27 AM | bimaBrire
    <a href=https://buypriligyhop.com/>reddit where buy priligy</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 17 Sep 2021 12:08 PM | Weraraida
    https://buylasixshop.com/ - lasix not working
    Link  •  Reply
  • 18 Sep 2021 6:06 AM | AllereFum
    Link  •  Reply
  • 18 Sep 2021 2:51 PM | plaquenil covid19
    Cialis E Simili
    Link  •  Reply
  • 19 Sep 2021 7:25 AM | boobdoore
    Link  •  Reply
  • 19 Sep 2021 12:17 PM | AllereFum
    Link  •  Reply
  • 19 Sep 2021 11:21 PM | Oblicky
    <a href=https://buylasixshop.com/>Lasix</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 20 Sep 2021 7:37 AM | Zithromax
    Thyrox 200 Order Online No Prescription
    Link  •  Reply
  • 20 Sep 2021 8:16 AM | bimaBrire
    <a href=http://buypriligyhop.com/>Priligy</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 20 Sep 2021 8:57 PM | Oblicky
    <a href=http://buylasixshop.com/>what does lasix do</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 21 Sep 2021 3:13 AM | Exesova
    <a href=https://buyzithromaxinf.com/>Zithromax</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 22 Sep 2021 6:39 AM | boobdoore
    https://buypriligyhop.com/ - priligy generico
    Link  •  Reply
  • 23 Sep 2021 7:31 PM | buy priligy in usa
    Propecia Drug Information
    Link  •  Reply
  • 24 Sep 2021 8:17 PM | apocart
    https://buyzithromaxinf.com/ - zithromax for sale
    Link  •  Reply
  • 30 Sep 2021 3:01 PM | Prednisone
    Acheter Viagra Sans Ordonnance France
    Link  •  Reply
  • 1 Oct 2021 2:07 PM | attashy
    <a href=http://prednisonebuyon.com/>buy prednisone online cheap</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 2 Oct 2021 8:10 AM | dolor de espalda mezclar diclofenac y neurontine
    Is Trazodone Available In Australia
    Link  •  Reply
  • 2 Oct 2021 9:57 AM | Unetwon
    https://buyneurontine.com/ - gabapentin drug class
    Link  •  Reply
  • 3 Oct 2021 6:22 AM | Unetwon
    https://buyneurontine.com/ - gabapentin 800mg
    Link  •  Reply
  • 4 Oct 2021 11:13 PM | Plundanub
    http://prednisonebuyon.com/ - prednisone side effects in women
    Link  •  Reply
  • 5 Oct 2021 6:01 PM | susipsy
    <a href=https://buyneurontine.com/>gabapentin alcohol</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 6 Oct 2021 2:39 PM | susipsy
    <a href=http://buyneurontine.com/>Neurontine</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Oct 2021 10:29 AM | Plundanub
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Oct 2021 10:34 AM | gabapentin generic name
    Levitra Niedriger Blutdruck
    Link  •  Reply
  • 30 Oct 2021 1:21 AM | thonvanda
    <a href=https://atadalafishop.com/>Cialis</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 30 Oct 2021 5:37 AM | thonvanda
    <a href=https://atadalafishop.com/>cialis pills</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 30 Oct 2021 12:58 PM | sevajaish
    <a href=https://abuypropecian.com/>online indian propecia</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 30 Oct 2021 6:53 PM | Cialis
    Can I Buy Prozac Online
    Link  •  Reply
  • 31 Oct 2021 6:09 AM | acubrox
    <a href=https://asildenshop.com/>generic viagra store</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 31 Oct 2021 7:42 AM | 3 citrate generic sildenafil viagra
    Pilule Viagra Moin Chere
    Link  •  Reply
  • 1 Nov 2021 1:00 AM | Lasix
    Propecia Leberschaden
    Link  •  Reply
  • 1 Nov 2021 2:54 AM | viagra naturale
    Meilleur Viagra En Ligne En La Seyne
    Link  •  Reply
  • 1 Nov 2021 10:52 PM | gaundex
    <a href=https://stadalafilop.com />Cialis</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 1 Nov 2021 10:55 PM | Viagra
    Worldwide Cod Hydrochlorothiazide In Internet Mastercard
    Link  •  Reply
  • 2 Nov 2021 5:48 AM | Cialis
    Kamagra In Thailand
    Link  •  Reply
  • 2 Nov 2021 9:41 AM | buy real cialis online
    Buy Doxycycline 30 Mg
    Link  •  Reply
  • 2 Nov 2021 11:46 PM | Affepsy
    <a href=https://astromectoli.com/>Stromectol</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 3 Nov 2021 11:20 AM | Shotbam
    <a href=https://vsildenshop.com/>generic cialis pills and generic viagra</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 4 Nov 2021 2:51 AM | Propecia
    Buy Clomiphene
    Link  •  Reply
  • 4 Nov 2021 7:11 AM | Shotbam
    <a href=http://vsildenshop.com/>viagra discussion forum</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 5 Nov 2021 1:00 AM | sevajaish
    <a href=http://abuypropecian.com/>Propecia</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 6 Nov 2021 12:17 AM | seiftdodo
    <a href=https://abuypriligyhop.com/>buy priligy 30 mg x 10 pill</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 7 Nov 2021 9:57 AM | Viagra
    Levrita Gelly Farmacy On Line
    Link  •  Reply
  • 8 Nov 2021 6:46 AM | purchasing cialis online
    Greece
    Link  •  Reply
  • 9 Nov 2021 11:28 AM | seiftdodo
    <a href=https://abuypriligyhop.com/>Priligy</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Nov 2021 12:25 AM | where to buy priligy in usa
    Comprar Cialis Com
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Nov 2021 3:15 AM | priligy price
    Order generic isotretinoin low price internet overseas
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Nov 2021 8:11 AM | ivermectin pour on
    cialis levitra strong strong viagra
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Nov 2021 9:02 AM | Endanny
    <a href=https://abuylasixshop.com/>Lasix</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Nov 2021 7:05 PM | buy prednisone no rx
    Europa Kamagra Vendita
    Link  •  Reply
  • 10 Nov 2021 10:00 PM | Endanny
    <a href=https://abuylasixshop.com/>Lasix</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 11 Nov 2021 6:36 AM | Prednisone
    Propecia Dermatitis
    Link  •  Reply
  • 11 Nov 2021 5:43 PM | Noratoido
    <a href=https://aprednisonen.com/>prednisone 20 mg</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 12 Nov 2021 10:58 AM | Noratoido
    <a href=http://aprednisonen.com/>Prednisone</a>
    Link  •  Reply
  • 12 Nov 2021 10:28 PM | buy lasix uk
    Buy Cialis Uk
    Link  •  Reply
  • 22 Nov 2021 4:36 PM | thonvanda
    Baclofene Pour La Boulimie <a href="https://ocialisshop.com/ ">cialis pills</a>
    Link  •  Reply

Where is the park? 

On the western edge of Baltimore, right where Interstate 70 terminates.

DMS
Decimal
39° 18′ 23″ N, 76° 41′ 27″ W
39.306389, -76.690833

Mailing Address:

Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
1920 Eagle Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21207

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software