Residents in three northern Anne Arundel County ZIP code areas will face water restrictions starting May 1.
The restrictions - which apply to ZIP codes 21226, 21122 and 21060 - are necessary to repair a Baltimore water line that broke last year, said County Executive Janet S. Owens. The city water line supplies water to parts of northern Anne Arundel.
The restrictions, which will remain in place indefinitely, will be in effect from 5 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, and all day Friday through Sunday.
During those hours, the following residential water uses are prohibited: outdoor watering with a free-running hose or sprinkler, washing paved surfaces, washing cars or other vehicles, filling a swimming pool or fountain, and power-washing buildings or other structures.
Businesses are asked to implement plans to reduce water consumption by 10 percent.