Sewer overflow releases 15,000 gallons into Loch Raven Watershed

Impact considered minimal, public works officials say

March 25, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

A sanitary sewer overflow Wednesday from a manhole east of Dulaney Valley Road at Chapelwood Lane in Baltimore County released about 15,000 gallons into the Loch Raven Watershed, public works officials said.

The overflow, which occurred between 1:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., was caused by roots in the sewer line and contained to a wooded area. According to public works officials, the impact was considered minimal, but the public is advised to avoid contact with waters in the area. Warning signs were being posted.

The county's Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management was monitoring the water quality.

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