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Date: May 28, 2018

Overflows in Halethorpe and Catonsville Stopped Within Hours

Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works reported and corrected two sanitary sewage overflows in the County's southwest area following Sunday’s flooding.

The Patapsco Sewage Pumping Station, located at 4612 Annapolis Road in Halethorpe, 21227, was overwhelmed by the storm at 10:32 p.m. Sunday night and discharged 607,000 gallons into the Patapsco River. The overflow was stopped at 2:47 a.m. Monday morning.

The Frederick Road Pumping Station, located at 1809 Frederick Road in Catonsville, 21228, released 47,000 gallons into the Patapsco River. The overflow began at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and ceased at 10:08 p.m. that evening.  

The sanitary sewage discharges were due to increases in volume caused by the storm which exceeded the capacities of both stations. When volumes receded, full operations were restored.

As a precaution, contact with the waters of the Patapsco River should be avoided. The Baltimore County Department of Health will issue water contact advisories when necessary on the Department of Health Department's website


Revised September 11, 2017