Break in 42” Water Main Located - Repairs Continue
|ARCHIVED NEWS RELEASE|
Additional Water Restrictions in Effect
Annapolis, MD (July 30, 2006)-Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced this morning crews will continue to work on repairing the 42-inch water main, located on Marley Neck Boulevard, until the repairs are complete. Officials have identified a portion of pipe that needs replacing, and are waiting for the replacement pipe to be delivered.
While water pressure levels in North County are slowly increasing, the excessive heat forecast for the area, combined with the significant water main break, has prompted the need for additional water restrictions in the North County area.
The affected area zip codes are as follows: 21226 Curtis Bay and Orchard Beach, 21060 Glen Burnie East of Ritchie Highway and 21122 Pasadena, North of MD Route 100.
The mandatory water restrictions will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice. The 3 zip codes now under the mandatory restrictions were previously under voluntary water restrictions. The new mandatory restrictions include:
“This is certainly not something the County wants to do, but it is a necessary measure, in the short term, to ensure water is available for residents and for public safety,” said County Executive Owens.
Along with the mandatory restrictions, the County Executive is also urging residents to limit indoor water use. Suggestions include:
Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.