Nearly 1 million gallons of untreated sewage spilled into Broad Creek in Prince George’s County on Wednesday night after heavy rain overwhelmed a sewage pumping station in Fort Washington, a utility spokesman said.
The sewage overflow does not affect the drinking water supply. WSSC provides water and sewer services to nearly 2 million people in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
Like other older sewer utilities, WSSC is under a federal court agreement to reduce the number of sewage spills into local waterways. Irvine said WSSC has a construction project underway to reduce sewage overflows at the Broad Creek pumping station.