Charles County Warns Public to Stay Away from Contaminated Streams


The Health Department of Charles County announced today that the advisory warning for the public to avoid contact with streams in a 15-square-mile area between White Plains and La Plata remains in effect until further notice. Dr. C. Devadason, MD, DPH, County Health Officer, said that recent isolated water testing results indicate that contamination from elevated levels of enterococcus bacteria, which may cause illness, is still present.

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.

To view any current water contact alerts issued by the Charles County Department of Health, please visit http://www.charlescountyhealth.org/Alerts/Alerts.htm. For additional information, please call the Environmental Health Division at 301-609-6751.


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