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Overflow Reported on Monday—Crews Responded Immediately

A sanitary sewer overflow occurred in a wooded area in Glen Arm at 10620 Harford Road this weekend. The overflow was discovered by a resident and reported to Baltimore County Monday morning. Crews responded immediately and discovered a broken sewer line and effluent discharging from a nearby manhole.

The overflow was caused by a break in the sewer line. The effluent backed up in the pipe and then issued from a nearby manhole. Contractors were called to repair the line and to set up a by-pass pump to divert the flow around the broken main which would stop the discharge. The by-pass was completed Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and crews immediately began to replace the broken pipe.

Baltimore County Department of Public Works engineers are still determining the overflow volume, which entered a nearby tributary of the Gunpowder Falls. The Baltimore County Department of Health was immediately notified and will issue water contact advisories if necessary on the Department's website.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017