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Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Glen Arm

GLEN ARM, MD—A sanitary sewer overflow occurred in a wooded area in Glen Arm at 10620 Harford Road this weekend.

The overflow was discovered by a ScoutMaster from Boy Scout Troop #124 and reported to Baltimore County on Monday morning.

Crews responded immediately and discovered a broken sewer line and effluent discharging from a nearby manhole.

The overflow was caused by a break in the sewer line. The effluent backed up in the pipe and then issued from a nearby manhole. Contractors were called to repair the line and to set up a by-pass pump to divert the flow around the broken main which would stop the discharge.

The bypass was completed on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and crews immediately began to replace the broken pipe.

Baltimore County Department of Public Works engineers are still determining the overflow volume, which entered a nearby tributary of the Gunpowder Falls.

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The Baltimore County Department of Health was immediately notified.

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