Force Main Break Causes Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Shady Side
Signs alerting the public of the overflow have been posted. The overflow has been reported to the County Department of Health and the Maryland Department of the Environment. County Health officials advise people coming in contact with the affected ground to immediately wash well with soap and warm water. Clothing should also be washed.
The force main break occured approximately 900 feet from the Bay. The cause of the break was determined to be external corrosion. The affected area was limed and vacuumed. Any necessary clean up activities will continue today.