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Arlington County Lifts Advisory on Four Mile Run

Sewage release impacted three streams, including the eastern end of Four Mile Run through Arlandria.

Arlington County Lifts Advisory on Four Mile Run Arlington County Lifts Advisory on Four Mile Run

Arlington County on Tuesday lifted its advisory regarding last week's sewage spill that affected Four Mile Run from Columbia Pike downstream to the Potomac River and two other streams, according to Arlington Patch. 

The county released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon:

Arlington County has lifted the advisory it issued on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 for Arlington Branch, Lower Long Branch, and Four Mile Run downstream of West Glebe Road to the Potomac River. The advisory was issued following a sewage release due to a blockage in a sanitary sewer line. The blockage was cleared the same day the advisory was posted.

The County took the precautionary measure of notifying residents to avoid contact with stream water downstream from the spill site until further notice. The precaution was issued to allow time for the effect of the release to be diminished by natural flushing of the streams.

On April 6, dozens of volunteers picked up trash in Four Mile Run east of Mount Vernon Avenue as part of an effort to improve the Potomac River watershed.

On Sunday, volunteers planted more than 20 new trees near the stream in the northwest corner of Four Mile Park in Alexandria.

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