SAVAGE, Md. (AP) - UPDATE | More than 20 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Little Patuxent River overnight due to a power failure at a water reclamation plant in Howard County.
More than 2 million gallons of sewage spilled per hour from about 11pm Monday night until power was restored this morning at 11:30.
BGE crews responded this morning at 6am.
The amount of sewage that spilled represents just one percent of the total volume of water that flowed through the river throughout the duration of the spill.
There is not expected to be any significant environmental damage.