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Sewer Blockage Causes Wastewater Overflow in Glen Burnie

Annapolis, Maryland (April 9, 2018) – A sewer main blockage yesterday afternoon caused a wastewater overflow in the Glen Burnie area.  Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) crews responded to the 18-inch gravity main in a wooded area near Highland Drive.  DPW officials report an estimated 34 thousand gallons of wastewater entered Marley Creek before the spill was contained.


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 overflow was reported to DPW Emergency services at 1:25 p.m. and the blockage was removed at 4:15 p.m.  The cause of the blockage was determined to be tree roots.  The affected area was limed and vacuumed.  Any necessary clean up activities will continue today. 

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