Sewage leak reported in Sykesville

The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities has repaired a sewage leak in Sykesville, but not before an estimated 77,500 gallons of effluent leaked from a pipe each day over the past 12 days, according to a Carroll County government press release.

The bureau of utilities was notified of the leak at 9 a.m. Monday by the Town of Sykesville and CSX Railroad officials after effluent was found leaking from a manhole cover located between the railroad tracks and the Pataspco River near Oklahoma Avenue.

Utilities personnel located the spill and determined that a blockage in a wastewater line had caused the leak. The blockage was cleared within four hours of the county being notified of the problem, according to the release.

Utilities personnel have notified the Carroll County Health Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment, who will determine if the leak had any effect on the Patapsco River and what actions should be taken.

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