Water Access Temporarily Closed at Scott’s Cove Recreation Area

Playground and Picnic Area Remain Open

| News Release



Laurel – June 15, 2015 – As a precautionary measure, WSSC has temporarily closed water access at the Scott’s Cove Recreation area located at 10972 Harding Road, Laurel. This means no fishing and no boat-launching from the area. (Swimming is always prohibited). The playground and Picnic Area remain open. 

Map of Scotts Cove RestrictionsA Howard County wastewater pumping station, located near Scott’s Cove along the T. Howard Duckett Reservoir (also known as Rocky Gorge) experienced an overflow this morning. Preliminary estimates indicate about 10,000 gallons overflowed. Of the 10,000 gallons, approximately 600 gallons was wastewater and the remainder was chlorinated drinking water. 

The reservoir holds approximately 5 billion gallons of water. WSSC’s drinking water is not affected by the overflow. 

Howard County is posting signs in the area to warn people about the overflow. For more details about the overflow, please contact the Howard County Bureau of Water and Wastewater Utilities at 410-313-4900.

WSSC will post an update at wsscwater.com and on Twitter and Facebook when water access at Scott’s Cove has reopened.


WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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