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The outfall next to the Residence Inn on Duke Street overflows after about 0.16 inches of precipitation. That happens about 28 times a year for an average of eight hours at a time.

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Even Small Amounts of Precipitation Dump Raw Sewage into Potomac River

City government signs offer misleading information about outfalls.

Don't believe the signs city officials have posted at the four outfall spots that dump raw sewage into the Potomac River. The truth is much worse.

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