Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Blog - Jay Ferguson

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Sewage Spills Occur At Deep Creek; DPU, Commissioners Resolving Issue

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Jul. 22, 2010

A 42,000-gallon sewage overflow that occurred at Deep Creek Lake last week was caused by an electrical malfunction at a pump station, according to Garrett County Department of Public Utilities director Linda Lindsey. She and the Garrett County commissioners met on Tuesday and came up with a solution to help counteract future malfunctions.

The spill took place along the lake near the intersection of Garrett Highway and Lake Shore Drive at about 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, at Pump Station 2-2. A nearby resident reported the incident to DPU at about 9:30 a.m. Lindsey estimates the overflow duration to be a total of three hours.

She said a short in a power cord that supplies Pump No. 1 kicked out the station's main breaker. When the generator started, it should have kicked on Pump No. 2 or a bypass pump. But because of the main breaker being kickoff, the generator detected a "dead short" and shut down to "protect itself." This caused the pumps not to work, leading to the overflow.

"It's just a freak thing that happened to the electric line," the director said about the malfunction.

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