Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

June 13, 2018

The Charles County Department of Public Works Released the following statement.

Due to heavy rains in conjunction with multiple pump failures, on June 11, 2018, we experienced an overflow of raw wastewater of approximately 5.8 million gallons from several manholes adjacent to Mattawoman Creek in the area of Maryland Route 225.

The overflow was discovered at 10:00 a.m., and the Department of Public Works stopped the overflow at about 5:30 p.m.

Notices have been posted along Mattawoman Creek and residents are cautioned to avoid contact with the creek.

For additional information, contact the Department of Public Works/Utilities Division at 301.609.7400.


14 Responses to Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

  1. Mr. Q on June 13, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Why is it the pumps fail during heavy rains? Power surge/ outage…cheap design…not properly protected from the elements(rain)?

  2. Anonymous on June 13, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Multiple pump failures? Time to start checking maintenance records. They should be operable at all times regardless of the amount they are used.
    Now we all get to enjoy the smell and pollution

    • Tre on June 16, 2018 at 7:20 am

      Still better than being in the Dorf!

  3. matrix on June 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    and now with Trumps EPA asleep at the wheel the environment suffers even more

    • Cowabungababe on June 13, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      In the words of Millie Vanille….blame it on the rain. Oh okay anything that goes wrong is Trump and companies fault. Give me a break!

      • matrix on June 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

        lol bumkins like you just keep swallowing Trump, he has shut down the EPA so what do you think is gonna happen hopefully your water will get polluted so your kids can bathe in it

    • Tom F on June 14, 2018 at 8:43 am

      With damn near continuous Democratic rule, especially in PG county you want to blame Trump?. Get a job…..

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

      STFU SNOWFLAKE

  4. Coyote on June 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    How do you have multiple pump failures? One pump maybe, but multiple, something smells, and it ain’t raw sewage.

  5. Roto Rooter on June 14, 2018 at 8:18 am

    What a bunch of crap!

  6. AliceW on June 16, 2018 at 4:56 am

    This should add a little spice to the crabs!

    • Blue Star on June 22, 2018 at 10:47 am

      So you DO have them?

      EWWW stay away!

  7. Randy on June 16, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Too bad it didn’t happen in the center of Waldorf. It would have improved upon the current scenery.

  8. Treatment Plant Treat on June 22, 2018 at 10:53 am

    5.8 Million gallons of log stew? You sure?

    Oh well. Not the first time right?

    RESET! Turn those pumps off and back on again…

    She holding now? Yeah? Clear – yellow – or all brown?

    Great. No problem then. Dump in some more Clorox.

    It’s all water under the bridge now!