Advisory posted after sewage spill

Overflow fouls Bel Air waterway

August 05, 2006|By ELLIE BAUBLITZ

The Harford County Department of Public Works has posted warning signs near a small stream behind Bennett Place in the Foxborough Farms subdivision in Bel Air after cleaning up a 2,400-gallon raw sewage spill there Thursday.

A Maryland Golf and Country Club employee reported an odor around the second hole on the course at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.

A county crew followed a small stream to a manhole cover that was overflowing at 10 gallons a minute. They found an 8-inch sewer line was blocked by construction stone and grease, said Richard Rex, superintendent of water and sewers.

The spill, in a wooded area about 75 feet from Bennett Place, was stopped at 11:20 a.m., Rex said.

County workers cleaned up the area, spread lime over the site, and posted signs warning residents not to have any contact with the water in the area for at least 15 days, Rex said.

Residents seeking more information should call 410-612-1612.

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