Sewage leak reported along Piney Run Stream

About 5,000 gallons of sewage leaked into Piney Run Stream Saturday before Carroll County Bureau of Utilities staff could repair the leak, according to a Carroll County media release.

The bureau of utilities was notified around 2 p.m. Saturday that effluent was leaking from a manhole and running into the stream in Sykesville.

Bureu of utilies personnel cleared the bloackage and opened the line by 4:30 p.m., according to the release.

Utilities crews will perform additional work this week to completely remove any debris remaining in the line. The county has contacted the Carroll County Health Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment, who will determine what, if any, affect the leak has had on Piney Run Stream and if any action should be taken.

The health department estimates that the leak began sometime between Friday and Saturday, according to the release.

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