Force Main Break in Annapolis Causes Sanitary Sewer Overflow
Annapolis, Maryland (December 7, 2014) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) repaired a force main break yesterday on Bay Drive in Annapolis. Crews were able to isolate the break and collect 71,900 gallons of the 88,900 gallon wastewater overflow. The remaining 17,000 gallons reached the Chesapeake Bay.
The break was first reported at approximately 10:30 a.m. The repairs were completed at 11 p.m. The cause of the failed 10-inch pipe has been determined to be external corrosion.
Signs alerting the community have been posted. The area was cleaned and limed. The Maryland Department of Environment and the County Department of Health have been notified. People coming in contact with the affected water are advised to wash well with soap and warm water immediately. Clothing should also be washed.