Sewage Overflow Notification

IS THERE A CURRENT SEWER OVERFLOW EVENT?

NO


CURRENT SEWER OVERFLOW EVENT DETAILS

Description of Discharge and Overflow Location-
Approximate Date &Time Overflow Began & Duration-
Estimated Volume of Discharge or Overflow-
Identity of PermitteeGloucester, MA
Waters & Land Areas Potentially Affected-
Precautionary Measures to be Taken-


PRECEDING SEWER OVERFLOW EVENTS


Discharge data is provided for each Public Advisory Notification Event, updated so that data for each month is posted within 15 days of the last day of the month

  • July 2022

Information on Sewage Overflow Notifications:

In January 2021, Governor Baker signed An Act Promoting Awareness of Sewage in Public Water, and a year later January 2022, MassDEP promulgated regulations to implement the provisions of the Act. The regulations and materials from the reg-development process are available here: 

314 CMR 16.00: Notification Requirements to Promote Public Awareness of Sewage Pollution

This new law will make sure the public knows when untreated sewage flows into Massachusetts waters. This includes releases known as combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs).

Any active sewer overflow events (both CSOs and SSOs) will be summarized on this webpage.

When a discharge or overflow occurs, the City of Gloucester sends out a public advisory notification.  On business days, this website will be updated within 4 hours of the notification.  During weekends or holidays, this website will be updated on the next business day.  

You can also see a list of discharge and overflow events on the MassDEP website below.  This list is updated within 24 hours of when the public advisory notification is sent. Enter "Gloucester" in the Permittee field and click "Search":

MassDEP CSO Data Portal 

The fastest way to get information is to sign up to receive public advisory notifications by subscribing to “Public Health” alerts here.