Ruptured sewer pipe leads to 300,000-gallon sewage spill in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (UI) — An incident involving a damaged sewer pipe has resulted in the release of around 300,000 gallons of sewage into a neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland, WBAL News Radio reported.

The affected area includes sections near Heritage Court and Merryman Road. In response, a portion of Spa Creek has been temporarily closed.

Local authorities issued a statement to share information about the sewage spill caused by the ruptured pipeline. The city's officials have already repaired the broken pipe and restored it to its proper functioning.

The city's Department of Public Works was alerted to the ruptured sewer line on Friday morning. Swift action was taken, and by Friday evening, utility teams managed to clear the blockage that had led to the pipe's rupture. They also set up an alternate pump system to redirect sewage flow while the damaged pipe was being addressed. However, another obstruction occurred in the sanitary sewer line on Saturday morning, prompting cleanup crews to intervene and successfully reopen the line by noon.

The closure of the affected portion of Spa Creek continued until the end of Saturday, causing some disruptions in the area.

Individuals who may have come into contact with the contaminated water are advised to wash thoroughly using soap and warm water. Additionally, it is recommended to properly launder any clothing that might have been exposed to the sewage-contaminated water to mitigate potential health risks.

This story was originally published by WBAL News Radio.

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