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A power surge from the utility service caused catastrophic damage to the electrical controls at the City's wastewater treatment plant on March 28, resulting in a brief release of untreated wastewater into Carroll Creek at Gas House Pike.
A power surge at 2:30 p.m. on March 28 at the City of Frederick wastewater treatment plant on Gas House Pike caused catastrophic electrical system damage that resulted in a release of untreated wastewater into Carroll Creek for approximately one hour.
The Maryland Department of the Environment and Frederick County Health Department have been notified, and the City has taken all appropriate and required steps. The area has been posted to alert the public of possible contamination.