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Wharf Creek closed due to sewage overflow

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 14:46:52-04

Due to a sewage overflow, the Wharf Creak in Pasadena is closed and residents are warned against swimming or coming into contact with its waters, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health announced Monday.

The tributary of the Bodkin Creek is closed after an estimated 18,000 to 24,000 gallons of sewage overflowed from an inflow pipe leading to a holding tank at the Chesapeake High School Complex, also in Pasadena. The overflow occurred between March 22 and March 24. The waterway will remain closed until April 1.

Signs have been posted, and anyone who has come in contact with the water is advised to wash well with soap and warm water immediately, the health department said. If clothes have come in contact, they should be washed.

More information about the closing, or the state of other Department of Health’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program, can be found by calling 410-222-7241.