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(ABC2News Baltimore)   We've replaced the water in the Baltimore harbor with three million gallons of sewage. Let's see if anyone notices   (abc2news.com) divider line 16
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2014-08-16 01:40:56 AM  
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fickenchucker: ///And fark you a second time if you think Libs are smarter than Cons


When you have people like Rand Paul and Sarah Palin representing your movement.
2014-08-15 11:12:54 PM  
2 votes:
This happens multiple times a year, with any significant rain event. The incumbency rate in Maryland is astronomical so I suppose there's little consequence to politicians who refuse to spend money on infrastructure projects. More satisfying to spend it on cronies and pet projects obviously.
2014-08-15 10:53:00 PM  
2 votes:

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2014-08-15 10:47:45 PM  
2 votes:
By the way, they should separate rain run-off from the sewer system.
2014-08-16 09:34:36 AM  
1 votes:

adamatari: I have heard that one of the biggest problems with Chesapeake bay is that it gets so much chicken shiat in it from chicken farms around it. Plus in areas like this, there is the urban runoff which isn't great either. So basically, the water is shiatty before any human shiat has been added.

We need to treat farms like factories under the Clean Water Act and force them to contain their pollution. But we're probably too stupid right now to do anything smart environmentally, hell, we can't even get mountaintop removal mining banned.


Baltimore city is under a federal consent decree forcing them to upgrade the sewer system. And as others have said, a combined system gets over run with either water or sewage, it will overflow into the other system. Even then the replacement takes time, what with water lines breaking all over the city.

Then there are the overflows from the county to contend with when you get six inches of rain in a day.

And don't get me started on the farms in Pennsylvania that dump fertilizer and sediment into the Susquehanna. Everyone likes to blame Baltimore city for the Chesapeake's problem, but the watershed extends all the way too New York state.
2014-08-16 08:22:03 AM  
1 votes:
You people need to stop shiatting so much.
2014-08-16 03:17:26 AM  
1 votes:

Manfred J. Hattan: Aw c'mon, do we really have to drag the politics tab in to a poop thread?  Isn't that redundant or something?


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2014-08-16 01:57:23 AM  
1 votes:
Aw c'mon, do we really have to drag the politics tab in to a poop thread?  Isn't that redundant or something?
2014-08-16 01:50:08 AM  
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: fickenchucker: ///And fark you a second time if you think Libs are smarter than Cons

When you have people like Rand Paul and Sarah Palin representing your movement.


Coming from a party that supports Pelosi, Reid, and that cast of thousands?

Your party is a movement of bowels.
2014-08-16 12:04:37 AM  
1 votes:

kqc7011: When you figure out the gallons spilled to the volume of water in the Chesapeake. The actual amount of sewage is minimal. Plus most sewage is roughly 99% water to start with.


Well the Chesapeake already has shiat dumping into it from runoff in the Baltimore-DC area, more sewage is the last thing that waterway needs.
2014-08-15 11:29:22 PM  
1 votes:
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Who Run Bartertown Baltimore?
2014-08-15 11:19:00 PM  
1 votes:
Nobody goes in the water there anyway.  At least not to swim.
2014-08-15 11:03:45 PM  
1 votes:

Radioactive Ass: Yep, especially with older collection systems or combined systems. It can take a day or less before the rainwater infiltrates older clay pipes (which most places still have). Schedule 40 PVC is the standard now but for a long time it was all clay, and a city isn't going to take on the expense (and the disruption) of replacing it. Some of them spray a lining on them but more often than not the leak is related to roots breaking the pipes and that's not going to be something that you can patch.


You can't expect them to replace it all at once, but hopefully they're trying to replace it bit by bit before it overwhelms them.
2014-08-15 10:53:15 PM  
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tzzhc4: Lsherm: It rained like a motherfarker on Tuesday. shiat like this happens.

Only if you live someplace where the storm and sanitary sewers are connected. In modern cities this isn't the case.


It's Baltimore, their entire sewer system is a hodge-podge of 300 year old and newer systems. It happens in New York, too.

It's not an unusual occurrence.
2014-08-15 10:24:41 PM  
1 votes:
I wonder what State Senator Clay Davis would say about this with a single twenty-seven syllable word?
2014-08-15 09:50:02 PM  
1 votes:
I'm guessing no

/well, except the smell is better
 
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