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Force Main Break Causes Wastewater Overflow

Annapolis, Maryland (June 2, 2021) – A break in a bypass pipe caused a 60,000 gallon wastewater overflow yesterday evening in Glen Burnie.   The bypass pipe was installed by contractors working to replace air release valves to a forcemain located along Solley Road.

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.

The Department of Public Works and the Health Department determined that the overflow did not reach or impact any waterway.  People coming in contact with the affected ground are advised to immediately wash well with soap and warm water.  Clothing should also be washed. 

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