Officials say a valve left in the wrong position led to an overflow of 6 million gallons of diluted wastewater at a plant in Accokeek.
Commuters beware. More water main breaks mean more road closures, this time on a major intersection in the city.
Water officials in Maryland knew that they may have averted a crisis that threatened to leave hundreds of thousands of people without water for days, but they kept mum for hours to ensure their fix worked.
City officials say Cumberland has been approved for $1.5 million in financing for water supply projects.