August 10, 2010
Monday, Aug. 9, for about the fifth time in the last year, the water main at the corner of Back River Neck Rd and Old Eastern Ave. broke. I arrived home (after being rerouted due to road closures again to find out there was no water. Possibly The Baltimore Sun has an investigative reporter that can look into this situation. One lane has been closed at this location for months, and traffic backs up. That area of the road is lower than the rest and is full of potholes. Why hasn't this main been fixed properly and the hole closed?
September 25, 2012
In his recent column ("'Occupy movement got America wrong," Sept. 23), Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. illustrates the denial of economic reality in America that is continually propagated by the 1 percent. At the heart of his argument is the idea that the American Dream is alive and well, the happy meritocracy is humming along nicely, and that Occupy Wall Street is a group of slackers who devote their energies to trying to derail this bedrock concept upon which he and the 1 percent perch. Either he wasn't paying attention and completely missed what Occupy is about, or simply will not admit that he does know.
January 26, 2013
Water went shooting 50 feet into the air because of water main break in Parkville Saturday morning, officials said. The gout of water came after an 8-inch water main broke, leaving 80 homes without water, Baltimore Department of Public Works spokesman Kurt Kocher said. The break was expected to be repaired by about 11 p.m., Kocher said. Police went to the scene in the 8300 block of Tapu Ct. and the public works department sent a valve truck, which can be used to shut off the water, to the area, Kocher said.
December 26, 2009
KENSINGTON - A water main break has knocked out water service to 27 homes in Kensington and flooded basements. The 8-inch main broke about 2 a.m. Friday at the top of a hill on Matthews Lane. It created a 10-foot sinkhole. Resident Ivan Fuss told WTOP radio that he had about a foot of muddy water in his basement. Kim Knox, a spokeswoman for the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission, said water was restored to the homes in the early afternoon. She said the main was about 60 years old. - Associated Press
September 8, 2011
I live in the Phoenix area of Baltimore County and we didn't get power back in our homes until Sept. 2. I understand that power has to be restored to hospitals, nursing homes, emergency treatment centers and other places of critical importance. But BGE should have given more priority to the homes that depend on well water. When the electricity is out, well pumps do not function, leaving our homes without running water and plumbing as well as power. I prepared for the storm by filling pots and bathtubs with water, but it wasn't enough to carry us through six full days without power.
March 7, 2010
Baltimore Public Works officials said 40,000 people in Northwest Baltimore County who have been without water since a main break early Saturday will remain without water overnight and are likely to have minimal water or none through part of the day Monday. Residents north of Pleasant Hill Road, including Reisterstown and Glyndon, remain affected. Immediately after the break at 2 a.m., about 100,000 residents along Reisterstown Road were left without water. As of 6 p.m. Sunday — 40 hours after the initial disruption — water still had not been restored to a fifth of that geographic area, according to Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for Baltimore's Department of Public Works.