A force main break in Annapolis is fixed but not before thousands of gallons of wastewater overflow reached Chesapeake Bay Saturday.Only a few thousand gallon of waste water. Annapolis needs to raise its city taxes and fix it's ailing infrastructure.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said the break was reported around 10:30 Saturday morning on Bay Drive.
It took more than twelve hours before repairs were completed at 11 p.m. Saturday.
The cause of the failed ten-inch pipe was said to be external corrosion.
Crews were able to collect almost 72,000 gallons of wastewater overflow but about 17,000 gallons made its way to the bay.
The DPW says signs have been posted alerting residents.
The area was cleaned and limed, as well, according to the DPW.
The DPW advises people coming in contact with the affected water to wash well with soap and warm water immediately.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Annapolis Pollutes Bay
Wastewater Overflow Reaches Chesapeake Bay