LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 11, 2010)A sanitary sewer overflow occurred Nov. 8 at the Marlay-Taylor Water Reclamation Facility at 48020 Pine Hill Run Road in St. Mary's County. The overflow of 213,500 gallons of treated, but not chlorinated waste-water, occurred as a result of a power failure, according to the County government.
The area affected includes Pine Hill Run, which is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
Health Department officials warned residents that direct bodily contact should be avoided with the waters of Pine Hill Run from 50 yards upstream of the Marlay-Taylor facility to the point downstream where it enters the Chesapeake Bay and the waters of the Chesapeake Bay 1/4 mile north and south of the confluence of the Pine Hill Run and the Chesapeake Bay for ten days.
The County posted advisory signs along Pine Hill Run and the Chesapeake Bay. A Code Red advisory call (RoboCall) was made Tuesday afternoon to phone numbers in the affected area.