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Waste Water Overflow In Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury Public Works says the there is no need to be alarmed when it comes to Sunday's Wastewater Treatment plant overflow.

It happened between 5 and 8 A-M, when a pump failed at the "Internal Recycle Pump Station," causing 29,390 gallons of partially treated wastewater to enter the storm drain system and the Wicomico River.  

"There's no issue with the drinking water.  No problems there.  No concerns.  We did post no swimming or fishing signs in the river and we will be testing the river, bacteria levels," says Amanda Pollack with Salisbury Public Works.

Testing for contamination will begin on Wednesday.  We're told no water has been shut off in the area. 

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