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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Environmental officials say millions of gallons of sewage have flowed in the Patapsco River after a line broke during flooding in Ellicott City.

Jay Apperson is a spokesman for the Department of the Environment. He tells The Baltimore Sun that about 5 million gallons per day of sewage have poured into the Sucker Branch tributary of the Patapsco.

Apperson says the break came in Ellicott City when the town took on 6.5 inches of water within hours Saturday night. The broken line was not discovered until Tuesday.

Don Rush

Around 150 Caroline County residents may have to find a new place to live by this summer.

They live in the Cedar and Hilltop Mobile Home Parks which have been ordered closed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

For years there have been complaints about excessive arsenic in their drinking water and an inadequate sewage disposal system.

Both properties are owned by Shahi International Investments of Brookeville.

Marydel Mayor Debbie Rowe told WMDT that "Its bad. Really Bad."