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1.6M Gallons of Sewer Water Overflow Into Patuxent River

The Howard County Health Department says a ruptured sewer main allowed 1.6 million gallons of sewer water to overflow in the Patuxent River.


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Popular Bathroom Wipes Blamed for Sewer Clogs

Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.