FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Heavy rains in the greater Washington region have caused a sanitary sewer overflow at a pumping station in Fort Washington, Maryland.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says the overflow occurred for about two hours Saturday afternoon. The commission estimates that about 17,000 gallons of diluted wastewater went untreated.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths
The pumping station was working properly but the rainfall exceeded the pumping capacity.
Signs were posted in the area warning residents to avoid the vicinity of the pumping station.READ MORE: 'An Incredible Therapy' | Hagerstown Doctor Says Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Provides Fast Recoveries For Some COVID Patients
The commission says the overflow does not affect the drinking water supply.Rockville Police Officer, Maryland National Guardsman Daniel Morozewicz Arrested On Child Porn Charge
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