The St. Marys County Metropolitan Commission is
reporting a sanitary sewer leak that occurred in the area of the
Piney Point Road and Blake Creek Road intersection, Valley Lee, MD.
St. Marys County Metropolitan Commission staff
responded immediately upon notification of the leak on April 9, 2014
at 4:00 pm, the leak was contained at 5:00 pm and final repairs were
made to the pipe at 11:00 pm.
The sanitary sewer leak occurred as a result of
pipe failure and the total estimated volume of the leak is 9,500
gallons. Approximately 30,000 gallons of wastewater diluted with
surface water was vacuumed from adjacent Woodland Branch and Redman
Receiving waters affected by this leak include
portions of Woodland Branch and Redman Branch from the pipe failure
site downstream to Herring Creek. Public contact of the affected
portions of Woodland Branch, Redman Branch and the headwaters of
Herring Creek should be avoided for seven days.
For additional information, please contact the St. Marys County
Metropolitan Commission at (301) 373-5305.