The water system in the Baltimore suburb of Butler is in the process of being replaced after a massive sewage spill from a wastewater pumping station.
The Maryland Department of Environmental Protection says a sewage dump in the Butler area dumped more than a billion gallons of raw sewage into the city’s water supply on Wednesday morning.
Officials say the dump contained high levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and benzene, which could cause serious health effects if inhaled.
Officials said there were no injuries or fatalities.
The sewage spill was one of the largest in Maryland in recent memory, and the DEP says it’s taking immediate steps to fix it.
Officials are hoping to restore normal water supplies by Monday.