Thousands could be without water after wind-related outage

Service has not been restored at Pikesville pumping station

February 19, 2011|By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses along the Reisterstown Road and Liberty Road corridors could be without water service as a result of wind-related power outages Saturday at pumping stations.

Spokesman Kurt Kocher said the city public works department is asking residents of north Baltimore and north and northwest Baltimore County to conserve water use until the Pikesville pumping station is back in operation. He said the areas where conservation is needed include Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Mays Chapel, Glyndon and points in between.

Three other pumping stations in Cromwell, Guilford and Towson were affected earlier in the day. Kocher said the power went out in the early afternoon and was restored within an hour or so at the stations in Cromwell and Guilford, which have backup generators. The station at Towson was back in operation about 5 p.m.

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