To put things into perspective:
The Patapsco Pump Station release an estimated 55 Million Gallons of untreated sewage into the Patapso River earlier this year.
I did some quick math and it appears that 55 Million Gallons is equal to the volume of Fifty (50) Baltimore World Trade Centers:
or, a 55 gallon drum diameter pipe (22.5") that could reach the International Space Station - and back plus 60 miles:
All because of a weld failure with no redundant backup plan.
Something has to get fixed with these pumping stations - they fail quite often.