Press Release, Charles County Government

Due to heavy precipitation, and inflow and infiltration (I and I), and with almost 3 inches of rain in the area, on December 15-16, 2018 we experienced an overflow of untreated wastewater of approximately 33,000 gallons from a manhole adjacent to Mattawoman Creek in the area of the Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The overflow was discovered at 9:06 p.m. on December 15, and the Department of Public Works/Utilities stopped the overflow at about 2:30 a.m. on December 16, 2018.  Residents are cautioned to avoid contact with the creek. 

For additional information, contact the Department of Public Works-Utilities Division at 301-609-7400.