Sewage Leak Forces Closure Of Marley Creek As 10K Gallons Overflow


A 10,000-gallon sewage leak at the Gatewater Landing Apartments forced the partial closure of Marley Creek in Glen Burnie until Thursday, Oct. 5. The apartment complex is pictured above. (Google Maps)

GLEN BURNIE, MD - More than 10,000 gallons of sewage leaked in Glen Burnie recently. The overflow forced the temporary closure of part of Marley Creek.

The leak started on Wednesday, Sept. 27 and continued into the following day. 

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health announced the spill on Thursday, Sept. 28 and warned against direct water contact until Thursday, Oct. 5.

The affected area is between Brewers Island and Marley Creek Drive. The leak happened at the Gatewater Landing Apartments. Officials think a pump failure at the apartment complex caused the spill.

Closure signs are in place. Anybody who touches the water should wash well with soap and warm water immediately. Clothing should also be washed.

This is the second recent sewage leak in Anne Arundel County. About 300,000 gallons of sewage leaked in the City of Annapolis in late August, forcing the temporary closure of Spa Creek.

Related: 300K Gallons Of Sewage Leak, Annapolis Waterway Closes To Swimmers

For more information on waterway closures, call the Department of Health's Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program at (410) 222-7999.

Residents can subscribe to Water Quality Email Alerts at Alerts are also posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, at

This map shows the affected area in Glen Burnie.

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