A Maryland city has asked residents to limit water use amid "historic flooding."
The city of Frederick issued a release Wednesday night alerting residents that the city's wastewater treatment plant was at risk of additional overflow.
The release asks residents to curtail nonessential water use to avoid potential backups in collection lines and homes and preserve the ability to safely treat wastewater.
The city also advised staying clear of Carroll Creek near its confluence with the Monocacy River because of potential sewer overflows.
Look at fast-moving Carroll Creek overflowing into Baker Park. Not much rain now, but you can see the high water is still very strong. The City of Frederick is asking residents to stop any non-essential use of water. pic.twitter.com/o9bEtZ9cUX— Justin Finch (@JustinNBC4) May 17, 2018