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12” Force Main Break Causes Overflow in Pasadena

DPW Crews Maintain Majority of the Spill and Keep Wastewater from Entering Waterways

Annapolis (March 12, 2012) – A 12-inch force main break yesterday morning caused a 70,000 gallon sanitary sewage overflow in the 8100 block of Solley Road in Pasadena. The Department of Public Works (DPW) maintained the overflow as crews worked to locate, isolate and repair the damage.

DPW crews completed repairs at approximately 6 p.m. and were able to recover 55,000 gallons. The cause of the force main failure is under investigation but is thought to be corrosion.

Signs have been posted in the area to alert the public. The Health Department and Maryland Department of the Environment have been notified. Anyone coming in contact with the affected area is advised to wash well with soap and warm water immediately. Clothing should also be washed.


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