Maryland Department of the Environment

April 30, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Flushable Wipes Cause Sewer Overflow in Silver Spring

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) stopped a sanitary sewer overflow in a wooded area of Silver Spring on April 20. The overflow occurred at the 300 block of Hillsboro Drive, beginning at around 7:10 p.m. on April 20 and ending around 12:10 p.m. on April 21. The total volume of the overflow was 10,200 gallons […]

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August 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Visible Signs of Harmful Toxin Reported at Lake Needwood; Visitors Urged to Use Caution

Montgomery Parks officials urge residents to be careful when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank located within Rock Creek Regional Park. Park staff say microcystin-producing blue-green algae have been observed on the surface of Lake Needwood. The toxin can be harmful to people and pets. “Signs have been posted around Lake Needwood […]

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