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Officials say fishing at Pangborn Lake prohibited

March 30, 1999

Fishing at Pangborn Lake in Hagerstown is prohibited until further notice, according to a statement from the city Public Works Department.

The ban will remain in effect at least until after a sewer system upgrade project is completed and the water is tested for contaminants.

The Hamilton Run Interceptor project is a $3.3 million project to replace sewer lines that were allowing ground water and storm water to seep into the system.

At times the seepage overloaded the system and caused sewage to back up into some North End homes or forced the city to pump sewage into Hamilton Run, a stream running through the lake and leading to Antietam Creek.

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If future testing of the lake shows the water meets state and city standards, the city will schedule restocking of the lake and reopen it to fishing, according to the statement.

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