LEONARDTOWN, MD (March 20, 2015) – On March 19, 2015, the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission reported a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred in the wooded area to the rear of the Hickory Hills community in California, MD. The overflow occurred as a result of debris blocking the sanitary sewer main and the total estimated volume of the overflow is 70,000 gallons. Receiving waters affected by this leak include an unnamed stream between the Hickory Hills, Barefoot Acres, Greenview West and Meadowlake communities.

The drinking water supply serving these areas and surrounding neighborhoods is not impacted by the sewer overflow.

For more information, please contact the St. Mary’s County Health Department Environmental Health Division at 301-475-4321

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