05/16/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/16/2018 20:58
City Asks Cooperation: Refrain from Water Use
The City asks citizens to refrain from nonessential water use until further notice, as flooding conditions are inundating the wastewater treatment plant.
Due to current historic flooding the City's wastewater treatment plant is inundated and at risk of additional overflow. In order to avoid potential backups in collection lines and homes, and maintain the ability to safely treat wastewater City officials are requesting that citizens please refrain from nonessential water use. Washing clothes, washing dishes, and using water in any capacity only adds to the already over burdened plant.
Should you experience a sewer backup, please contact our DPW switchboard at 301-600-1440. Residents are also advised to stay clear of Carroll Creek near the confluence with the Monocacy River until further notice due to potential sewer overflows.