The Health Department of Charles County has issued an advisory warning for the public to avoid contact with streams in a 15-square-mile area between White Plains and La Plata until further notice. Dr. C. Devadason, MD, DPH, County Health Officer, said that isolated water testing results indicate contamination from elevated levels of enterococcus bacteria, which may cause illness.
The area goes west from Route 6/US 301 to Hoghole Run, north to Route 227 in Pomfret, east to Route 227/US 301 at Willetts Crossing, then south to Route 6. Isolated samplings points were in Hoghole Run, Port Tobacco Creek, Jennie Run, Wills Branch, and feeder streams in these areas.
Water quality re-sampling is pending.
For additional information, please call the Health Department of Charles County at 301-609-6751.