Warning against contact with water in lower Patapsco is lifted

Sewage had spilled from pumping station

May 21, 2012|By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

A warning against water contact in the lower Patapsco River issued nearly two months ago has been lifted, the Anne Arundel County health department announced Monday.

Health officials had ordered an emergency closure of the river downstream from Annapolis Road in Brooklyn and warned against swimming or other water contact after sewage spilled March 25 from a Baltimore County pumping station. Workers halted the spill soon afterward, according to a spokesman for the county public works department.

But water quality, based on sampling by Baltimore County's health department, only recently returned to acceptable levels, the Anne Arundel health agency reported.

tim.wheeler@baltsun.com

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