FORR gets results from its Roland Run walk and screening
BWB heard back from the county, they investigated the outfall and have confirmed the water leak and tracked it back to its source. They are now in the process of getting the leak repaired. Very exciting to find and bring attention to the problem, thanks to you and your group for all your help!
Water Quality Program Senior Coordinator
Blue Water Baltimore
From BWB statement:
We will be surveying a section of Roland Run, which is a tributary to the Jones Falls.
What to expect:
If it does NOT rain in the next 48 hours we will be putting on waders and getting into the stream. We will be looking for what we call “illicit discharges” coming out of the stormwater system. We will use different instruments and methods to collect samples and take water quality measurements.
If we do receive any rain in the next 48 hours, this event will transition from being an Outfall Screening Blitz to a Stream Walk and Talk event. We will discuss different types of pollutants and how they are entering into Baltimore City / County’s stormwater/ sewer system and waterways. Instead of getting into the stream we will stroll along Roland Run next to the stream. This is a bit different from our past events where we would just cancel the event after precipitation. But rain or shine, we would still like to see you and connect you with one of our great streams that runs through the Baltimore region!