County Executive Leopold Lifts Water Restrictions and Keeps Cooling Centers Open
40,000 homes and businesses still without power
Annapolis, MD (July 2, 2012) - County Executive John R. Leopold has lifted restrictions on water use throughout the County, except for Herald Harbor, and ordered that cooling centers remain open until power is restored to the remaining 40,000 homes and businesses.
“Our priority now is to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens have options to stay cool and hydrated while power is restored,” County Executive Leopold said. “Temperatures this week will remain high, and we are urging everyone to use caution in this hot weather.”
The Millersville Landfill is open. The Broadcreek Water Treatment Plant, located at 165 Truman Parkway in Annapolis, is open until 5 p.m. for residents needing potable water. Residents can bring their own water containers to the site to be filled.
“I have spoken with BGE President Ken DeFontes, and he assures me that out of state crews are arriving today to assist with the removal of downed power lines and repair of damaged substations,” County Executive Leopold said. “In the meantime, I am pleased that we have been able to assist businesses, families and even their pets, stay cool and hydrated.”
The Department of Aging and Disabilities reports that all dialysis centers in the County are open.
The following facilities are open as cooling centers today:
Brooklyn Park Senior Center
Pascal Senior Center
AACO Police Northern District Community Meeting Room
O’Malley Senior Center
AACO Police Western District Community Meeting Room
Pasadena Senior Center
AACO Police Eastern District Community Meeting Room
Annapolis Senior Center
Arnold Senior Center
South County Senior Center
AACO Police Southern District Community Meeting Room