Rock Creek water restrictions lifted after sewage spill...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

May 10, 2002

Rock Creek water restrictions lifted after sewage spill

Anne Arundel County health officials have lifted water restrictions in a portion of Pasadena's Rock Creek where 150,000 gallons of sewage leaked last week.

Tests showed water in the area of Valley Road and Isle Drive is in good condition, said Pam Jordan, a county spokeswoman. Residents had been advised to avoid the creek after the spill May 3.

The area south of Valley Road to the creek's headwaters remains closed for recreational use. That part of the creek has been closed since 1982, Jordan said.

County officials have attributed the sewage spill to a lodged item in the line, which then accumulated grease and paper. A video inspection of the line showed no structural damage to the waste water line.

Farmers' market opens today in Annapolis

A farmers' market will open in a previously vacant stall in Annapolis' Market House this morning - bringing back a long-absent tradition in the 19th-century, city-owned building on City Dock.

The farmers' market, which Mayor Ellen O. Moyer will officially open at 10 a.m., will be coordinated through the Maryland Department of Agriculture and will feature goods from local farmers, including eggs, plants, strawberries and other produce.

The farmers' market was recommended by Moyer's transition team for the struggling facility, which includes stalls where fried chicken, seafood, gourmet cheese and other products are sold. Since the team's report, the Market House has been repainted, has received new lighting and has a promotional brochure and a Web site.

Police Department Expo in Millersville tomorrow

Anne Arundel County Police Department will present its Expo 2002 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at police headquarters in Millersville.

The event will feature police car rides and demonstrations of police techniques, the 911 center and the canine team.

Displays will be set up behind the police headquarters building at 8495 Veterans Highway. The event will be held rain or shine, police said.

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