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Cumberland Efforts To Reduce Sewer Overflow Into Potomac Continuing

November 14th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland’s effort to adhere to a state mandate to reduce sewer overflow into the Potomac River is continuing. An underground holding tank being buried in South Cumberland will hold 5 million gallons of sewer and storm water runoff once installed. Placed beneath the basketball courts at South Cumberland's Mason Sports Complex, city officials say the massive storage tank will go a long way in cleaning up the Potomac River. During periods of heavy rain, the storage tank will hold storm water and sewer overflow preventing the excess effluent from flowing into the North Branch of the Potomac River. Once captured in the tank, the effluent can be treated at the nearby Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant before being released into the river. City Engineer Bobby Smith…

 

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