Water main break disrupts service near city-county line

Crews complete repairs on Lake Avenue

April 08, 2004|By Jacqueline Seaberg | Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff

Several homes and businesses were without water for about four hours today after a 10-inch water main broke in Baltimore County near the city line.

The incident occurred about 11 a.m. in the 6000 block of Falls Road at Lake Ave., city officials said. Although the break occurred in the county, the water main is owned and operated by the city of Baltimore.

"A contractor actually struck the water main and broke it," said Cathy Powell, a Baltimore City Public Works spokeswoman.

Repairs were completed at 2:45 this afternoon and all customers affected now have water service restored, Powell said.

Those without water included 32 homes, a doctor's office, two restaurants and the Lake Falls Village Shopping Center.

Originally published April 8, 2004, 4:51 PM EDT

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