June 5, 1998
Westminster's Department of Public Works is having its annual fire hydrant flushing from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.Affected areas are: Airport Drive, Magna Way, Tech Court, Wyndtryst Drive, Dunrovin Avenue, College View Boulevard and Glen Drive.Flushing will cause discoloration of water, and residents should not do laundry the next day. Faucets should be opened first thing in the morning and allowed to run until water is clear.Residents should draw water the night before for the next morning.
June 16, 1991
Anne Arundel County residents are using water at record rates, but the county Department of Utilities doesn't plan to restrict usage any time soon.Department spokeswoman Jody Vollmar said water usage has risen steadily since a drought began last month.In May, 1.16 inches of rain fell at BWI Airport, said Ken Shaver,a forecaster for the National Weather Service. Normal rainfall for the month is 3.44 inches, he said.So far this month, the weather service has recorded .31 inches of rain, Shaver said.
July 21, 1991
Mayor W. Benjamin Brown again pleaded with city residents Friday to conserve water because of the drought.Residents seem to have not heeded the City Council's request two weeks ago to stop water usage outside, Brown said."
November 30, 1991
Here are some tips from the Maryland Department of Agriculture for keeping your tree in good shape through the holiday season:* Keep it wrapped and bundled as you take it home from the tree farm.* Since the warm air inside your house can dry out the needles, store tree outside in a bucket of water and sand until you're ready to decorate it.* Place the tree in a cool room, away from heat vents and radiators.* Always cut off an inch from the bottom of the tree so it can draw water -- sap may have covered the bark when you cut down the tree.
April 24, 1998
The Westminster Department of Public Works will conduct its annual flushing of fire hydrants from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.Areas that will be affected are Carroll Meadows, Eden Farms and Devlin Square, Sullivan Heights, Hahn Road, Cranberry Road, Cranberry Mall and Cranberry Square.Flushing will cause some discoloration of water, and residents should not do laundry the next day. Faucets should be opened first thing in the morning and allowed to run until water is clear.
January 14, 1998
Carroll County has found three new wells and is looking for three more to ease the water woes that have troubled South Carroll, particularly during hot, dry summers.Three wells have been drilled on the Springfield Hospital Center property along Route 32. The wells can yield 500,000 gallons per day, but another half-million-gallon capacity is necessary to supplement the current system and prevent seasonal water shortages in the Freedom District, the county's most populous dTC area with about 27,000 residents.