512Re: [TalkAntietam] Sewage fouls Antietam Creek
- Feb 13, 2002Tom,
As one who is not a local resident to the area, how often does this type of
"release" happen? Was this event an accident?
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Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 8:14 AM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Sewage fouls Antietam Creek
> Clipped from Hagerstown Herald-Mail (Feb 11).....
> "More sewage to foul Antietam Creek"
> Millions of gallons of mostly untreated waste water from the Hagerstown
> sewer plant likely will continue to flow into Antietam Creek for several
> days, Plant Superintendent Donald Barton said Monday.
> An estimated 22.4 million gallons of untreated or partially treated
> waste water will have flowed by this morning from the city plant into
> Antietam Creek since late Friday, Barton said, and it's too early to say
> when it will stop.
> About 5.6 million gallons of waste water flows every day from the plant
> off Frederick Street into the creek near Funkstown, and eventually flows
> into the Potomac River south of Sharpsburg.
> The public is being advised not to go swimming, fishing or boating on
> the creek, because the contaminated water could cause infection.
> Since late Friday or early Saturday, an unusual amount of white foam has
> been floating down Antietam Creek from the plant.
> POSTED BY: Tom Shay
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