From the U.S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground:
The Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground experienced a wastewater treatment plant sewage overflow Thursday, caused by extreme rainfall totaling two inches in 24-hours. An estimated 3,000 gallons of partially treated sewage overflowed from the secondary clarifier tanks at the plant and flowed into King’s Creek and the Bush River.
Lime was applied to the affected area and signs were posted indicating “No Fishing, No Crabbing, No shellfish harvesting, No Swimming, in the area until further notice.” Experts from APG’s Edgewood area continue to monitor the affected area in case any further treatment is needed.
The Harford County Department of Health and the Maryland Department of the Environment were notified of the event.