City’s waste water treatment plant at risk of overflow
Frederick, Md. – Due to current historic flooding Frederick 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.
City officials say if you experience a sewer backup to contact the Department of Public Works 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.