Sanitary Sewer overflow reported by Health Department on St. George Island

News Release, St. Mary’s County Health Department

LEONARDTOWN, MD (October 11, 2019) – The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred on October 11, 2019, at 16668 Point Lookout Road.

The sanitary sewer leak occurred as a result of a tidal surge and flooding on St. George Island. The total volume of the overflow is estimated to be about 1500 gallons. The area affected by this overflow is the St. George Island Creek. 

Public contact of the affected portions of this area should be avoided for ten (10) days.

For additional information, please contact the St. Mary’s County Health Department at (301) 475-4321 or the Metropolitan Commission at (301) 737-7400.


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