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Sewer main break causes nearly 1.4 million gallons of sewage water to wash into Maiden Choice Run, Patapsco River

Taylor Deville, Baltimore Sun on October 30, 2020

A sewer main break in Catonsville on Wednesday caused 1.39 million gallons of sewer and stormwater to run off into Maiden Choice Run, Gwynns Falls and the Patapsco River, according to the Baltimore County Department of Public Works.

The department announced the overflow Friday, stating that it began at noon Wednesday, and crews took five hours to stop the effluent, caused by a sewer main break in a 15-inch diameter line in the area of 1 Nunnery Lane, north of Frederick Road in Catonsville.

The sewage was discharged into a nearby storm drain system before flowing into Maiden Choice Run, according to the county.

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