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105,000 gallons released into stream near commercial area

Yesterday at approximately 2 p.m. Baltimore County Utility crews responded to a sanitary sewage overflow from a sewer manhole near Recycle Way and York Road, controlling the overflow at 3:30 p.m. Approximately 105,000 gallons were released into nearby Parke Run Tributary, a stream running near the commercial area and north of Recycle Way.

The sanitary sewer overflow occurred when utility crews were in the process of cleaning a sanitary sewer line. Crews installed a pump to stop the flow by 3:30 p.m. and then dislodged debris by 4 p.m.

The Baltimore County Department of Health has issued a water contact alert for the stream and will monitor water quality at the site and post further updates on the department’s website:

Training is in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day

The Baltimore County Department of Health is hosting an Open House from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. During this event, the public will be able to:

  • receive one-on-one overdose response training and certification, plus a kit containing naloxone.
  • meet with a substance use counselor to ask questions about anything related to substance use, how to access treatment, or how to help a loved one.
  • talk with a peer recovery specialist, who is a person in long-term recovery, to learn about how they can help someone who is having substance related problems.

All Open House activities will take place at the Eastern Family Resource Center, located at 9100 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 322 in Baltimore, Maryland 21237. 

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims toraise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. For more information visit,

Topics: Zika prevention, the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival and the County's Agricultural Center

The current edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights prevention of the Zika virus, the County’s upcoming African-American Cultural Festival and highlights at the County’s Agricultural Center.

Zap Zika Learn what you should know to protect your family from the Zika virus.

African-American Cultural Festival – Enjoy Baltimore County’s 20th annual African American Cultural Festival this September 17th in Towson. 

Visit the County’s Agriculture Center in Hunt ValleyEnjoy great events and programs at the County’s Center for Maryland Agriculture on Shawan Road.

To view the show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page at .

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.


Revised April 6, 2016