Crews fixing underground water main breaks

September 27, 1990

City repair crews worked overnight repairing underground breaks at four locations in various parts of Baltimore County that resulted in a lack of water or a drop in pressure for an unknown number of residences and businesses.

Thomas Wilson, of the city's water and waste water bureau's complaint tracing office, said the breaks occurred yesterday in the 6000 block of Point Pleasant Ave. in the Rosedale section, at Wilkens and Walker avenues in Arbutus, the 3000 block of Putty Hill Ave. in Parkville, and the 8400 block of Maryview Drive in Woodlawn.

Wilson said the breaks occurred in underground water mains ranging in size from 8 inches to 16 inches and that the causes were varied.

"Some of the breaks were valves that broke and others were due to water mains cracking due to age," said Thomas.

He said at least two of the water mains were repaired overnight, while the others were expected to be repaired later today.

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