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Force Main Break Causes Wastewater Overflow

Overflow in Glen Burnie Entered a Tributary of Sloop Cove

Annapolis, Maryland (December 10, 2020) – A 12-inch force main break caused a 105,400 gallon wastewater overflow yesterday afternoon in Glen Burnie.  Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) officials report that 102,400 gallons of the overall overflow entered a tributary of Sloop Cove before the spill was contained.  The force main is located on Solley Road In a heavily wooded ravine area and is estimated to be 3,000 feet from the headwaters of Sloop Cove.  The cause of the break has not been determined. 

Signs alerting the community have been posted and the area was cleaned and limed.  The Maryland Department of Environment and the County Department of Health have been notified.

County Health officials issued an emergency closing of Sloop Cove on Stoney Creek for one week and advise people coming in contact with the affected ground to immediately wash well with soap and warm water. Clothing should also be washed.

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