Heavy Rains Cause Wastewater To Flow Into Carroll Creek

City’s water supply is safe

Frederick, Md. (DG) – Frederick officials are reporting the heavy rainfall over the weekend caused about 100,000 gallons of wastewater to flow into Carroll Creek.

Officials say the overflow happened between midnight and 6 AM Sunday. The flow came from the wastewater treatment plant’s entrance on Monocacy Boulevard.

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the state and county health departments had been notified of the incident, and signs had been posted warning the public to avoid the area.

The city’s drinking water supply was not affected by the incident, and the city’s water supply is safe for use.