Water Quality Alerts in Baltimore County

Thanks to Patch.com for providing the following on water quality alerts in Baltimore County.

This Monday, the Baltimore County Environmental Health Services issued water quality alerts for two locations as well as indicated a water quality advisory in effect in Baltimore County until further notice.

Sanitary sewer overflows prompted water contact alerts at two locations:

  • Parks Run and lower Beaver Dam Run in Cockeysville
  • Big Gunpowder River downstream from the Loch Raven Dam

These water contact alerts indicate that people at these locations should not drink the stream water, avoid water contact with any cuts or wounds, and steer clear of any hand-to-mouth contact. If a person does have contact with the water, they should wash their hands thoroughly.

Additionally, the county’s water quality advisory has been enacted for the freshwater sector of the Patapsco River due to potential stormwater producing contaminated conditions.

Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® is tracking this issue in both Baltimore and Harford Counties and would like to hear from the public at large about their concerns. Please contact us at gunpowderriverkeeper@gmail.com if you’re interested in our monitoring efforts and please support our work here.

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