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Wastewater Overflow Reported in Glen Burnie

Annapolis (March 13, 2007) - The Department of Public Works (DPW) reports that a wastewater overflow  occurred tonight in the vicinity of 445 Mystic View Turn in Glen Burnie.  At this time, DPW officials estimate that approximately 10,000 gallons of wastewater left the system, potentially reaching nearby Marley Creek.

The wastewater left a gravity-fed siphon system which had been cleaned and inspected during routine maintenance in mid-January.  Crews were able to stop the flow by 6:00 p.m. this evening.  The area has been cleaned and limed but residents are asked to avoid the area of the spill and waters of Marley Creek in the vicinity of the spill at this time.

Anyone who comes in contact with the area should thoroughly wash hands and clothing immediately.

The cause of the overflow, as well a more accurate estimate of the amount of wastewater that left the system are both under investigation.

The Department of Health has been notified and will post the area.


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