Extreme rainfall, totaling two inches in 24-hours, caused a sewage overflow Thursday at the wastewater treatment plant at the
An estimated 3,000 gallons of partially treated sewage overflowed from the secondary clarifier tanks at the plant and flowed into King's Creek and the Bush River, according to a media release form the APG Public Affairs Office. Bush River flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Lime was applied to the affected area and signs were posted indicating "No Fishing, No Crabbing, No shellfish harvesting, No Swimming, in the area until further notice," the Army said. Experts from APG's Edgewood area continue to monitor the affected area in case any further treatment is needed.