Heavy Rain-Induced Overflows Strike Deep Creek Lake

Jun 29

Heavy Rain-Induced Overflows Strike Deep Creek Lake

Across the nation, many cities have been engulfed by heavy rains this month. The small community of McHenry, MD. was not left out. On two separate, but near occasions, Western Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake sustained a sewage spill and a sewer overflow. One overflow was due to a section of culvert pipe that washed out after heavy rains, causing a break in a six-inch...

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DC Water Performs Dye Test to Confirm Sewer Leak

Sep 02

DC Water Performs Dye Test to Confirm Sewer Leak

In a remote area of Soapstone Creek, beyond the Soapstone Valley trail, there was a slow leak detected in a sewer pipe. It almost went unnoticed but through a series of tests which required the use of dye, the leak was detected and repaired. DC Water Dept. inspectors poured a concentrated green dye into a manhole upstream from the ooze site, and sure enough, green...

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