Wastewater pipe fails, residents urged to avoid contact with water in the area

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting a sanitary sewer overflow at the California Run Wastewater Pumping Station, located at 22317 Valley View Drive, Great Mills, MD 20634. The sanitary sewer overflow is a result of a pipe failure.

Signs have been posted in the affected area and human contact with standing water in this stream and the non-tidal areas of the St. Mary’s River should be avoided for ten days. For more information, contact the St. Mary’s County Health Department at (301) 475-4321 or St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission at (301) 373-5305.”



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