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DPW crews respond to a damaged pipe causing sanitary sewer overflow in Sudbrook Park Tuesday night

Sanitary Sewer Overflow, Sudbrook Park
85 million gallons overflow from Baltimore sewer system during summer rains
Posted at 3:33 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 15:33:54-04

Baltimore County's Public Works utility crews fixed a sewer overflow in the western-half of the county.

Officials said a 33-inch diameter pipe was damaged due to storms and stream erosion in the Gwynns Falls (west of Silver Creek Road and north of Milford Mill Road).

A resident reported the damaged pipe Tuesday afternoon. That's when crews responded to set up a pump around the area in the Sudbrook Park neighborhood. The Department of Public Works said the pump was completed early Wednesday morning and the overflow was halted in the off-road area.

Officials with the Department of Public Works said the overflow volume of the 60-foot long pipe was an estimated 500,000 gallons. Back in 2016, the line was inspected and ruled to have a low risk of failure.

The Baltimore County Department of Health will post health warnings in the area and will issue water contact advisories when necessary on the Department’s website.