MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — Garrett County officials say they’re monitoring the water quality of Deep Creek Lake after up to 1,700 gallons of raw sewage leaked from a faulty pumping system at a lakeside home in McHenry.

The Department of Public Works said Friday that the leak was reported Thursday morning and quickly stopped.

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The agency says a failed valve caused sewage to back up into the basement. A pump in the basement then sent the sewage into the homeowner’s yard, where it ran downhill toward the lake.

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Officials say they have cleaned up the area and posted signs on the property and along the shoreline.

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