Storm Causes Overflow at Several Charles County Sewage Facilities - Southern Maryland Headline News

Storm Causes Overflow at Several Charles County Sewage Facilities

LA PLATA, Md. (May 18, 2008)—As a result of the significant rainfall from the storm over the weekend of May 10-12, the Charles County Department of Utilities experienced overflows at three wastewater pump stations and two wastewater treatment plants. The pump station overflows and the overflow from one of the treatment plants consisted of raw sewage diluted by large volumes of rainwater.

The volumes of these overflows were not initially known, but officials estimate they may be in excess of 10,000 gallons each.

Because the wastewater was heavily diluted with rainwater, the Department of Utilities said they do not believe that a health hazard exists at the affected sites.

The facilities involved are:

Pinefield Pump Station
2327 Pinefield Road
Waldorf, MD 20601

Bryans Road Pump Station
2714 Adelphi Lane
Bryans Road, MD 20616

Indian Head Manor Pump Station
3011 Thomas Road
Bryans Road, MD 20616

Bel Alton WWTP
9225 Twinberry Drive
Bel Alton, MD 20611

Additionally, rainwater from the storm event flooded the Cliffton Waste Water Treatment Plant final effluent tanks, resulting in the overflow of a mixture of rainwater and fully treated but non-disinfected final effluent into the wooded area surrounding the plant. County officials said the overflow did not contain any raw sewage. The plant is located in Newburg.

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