From Harford County government:
Harford County Department of Public Works crews discovered a pipeline break on a major sewage main on Friday, November 22. Water and Sewer crews with support from a local heavy construction contractor worked through the night and this morning to repair the 30 inch concrete pipe.
The break resulted in spillage of sewage into Bush Creek in Harford County. The estimated volume is unknown at this time. Crews hope to have a temporary repair completed on Saturday to stop the sewage overflow. Workers hope to have a permanent repair made by next weekend depending on the delivery of the pipe transition that is necessary.
The Maryland Department of Environment and the Harford County Health Department have been notified. The break was caused by tree roots that grew into the pipe through a joint. Over time the roots grew culminating into a break.
Please contact Dick Rex, Chief of Water and Sewer Maintenance, at 410-612-1612 for further information.