44,000 gallons of sewage overflows near Goucher College

Root blocking sewer pipe cause spill

August 13, 2013|By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

More than 44,000 gallons of sewage spilled near Goucher College in Towson before crews stopped the overflow Monday, Baltimore County public works officials say.

Public works officials received a report of sewage odors in the area Aug. 5, and crews tracked the source to a grassy area northwest of the Dulaney Valley and Southerly roads intersection.

A root blocking a sewer pipe had caused the overflow, and was cleared Monday afternoon, officials said. The sewage flowed into a grassy area east of Dulaney Valley Road and into Long Quarter Branch. County health officials said they would monitor water quality there and post advisories on the health department's website if necessary.

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