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Department of Public Works - DPW News and Announcements - 2013 
  
 

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Jennifer Road Force Main Break
 
05/16/2013

 

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has ordered an emergency closing and warns against swimming and other direct water contact for a section of Weems Creek in Annapolis, Maryland. The affected area includes the section of Weems Creek from its headwaters to Rowe Boulevard. The closing is due to a wastewater spill of approximately 120,000 gallons caused by a Jennifer Road force main break that occurred Wednesday afternoon, May 15.

 

The Jennifer Road force main is on schedule for replacement.  The design work is completed.  Construction is anticipated to begin in the next 30 days pending final review of the awarded contract.   

The Department of Health and Maryland Department of Environment were notified.  DPW crews cleaned and limed the impacted land area.  The Department of Health posted closure signs . The waterway advisory will remain in effect until further notice. People coming in contact with the affected water are advised to wash well with soap and warm water immediately. Clothing should also be washed.


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