Water service restored to all in Balto. County

March 20, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Water has been restored to all homes and businesses in the Reisterstown area, ending a disruption that left about 200,000 people in northwestern Baltimore County without water for up to two days, city Department of Public Works officials said yesterday.

All 163 Baltimore County schools were open yesterday, said administrative assistant Erin Seabolt.

On Wednesday, 34 schools were closed because of the problem, and 10 remained closed Thursday.

The water problems began Monday night when shifting ground caused a break in a 36-inch main.

Public works officials routed water to a 54-inch main. But when that larger water main broke Tuesday night, service was disrupted in northwestern Baltimore County.

Water was restored to most affected areas by Thursday, including Pikesville, Owings Mills and Randallstown.

But service was restored by 11 p.m. Thursday for many Reisterstown homes and businesses.

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