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Department of Health Orders Emergency Closing for Deep Creek in Arnold 

Warns Against Direct Water Contact

Annapolis (February 14, 2007) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has ordered an emergency closing and warns against direct water contact for Deep Creek in Arnold, Maryland. The closing is due to a 17,500-gallon wastewater overflow at the Bay Hills Pumping Station on Bay Green Drive. The overflow was caused by loss of primary and secondary power service. The closed creek will be reopened when water quality conditions are determined to be acceptable by the Department of Health.

The Department advises people coming in contact with the affected water to wash well with soap and warm water immediately.  Clothing should also be washed.

For more information on the status of the closing, visit the Department's Web site,, or call the Water Quality Line, (410) 222-7999.

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