Massive Water Main Rupture Repaired Along York Road


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - According to the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, as of 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, the 20-inch water main along York road has been repaired.


A boil water advisory remains in effect for parts of northern Baltimore County out of an abundance of caution.


On Monday, a 20-inch water main ruptured in the 13800 block of York Road near Thorton Mill Road in Sparks. According to police, the damage was significant and caused York road to be shut down in both directions.


The Department of Public works clarified that the main break impacted water pressure for people who live in the Sparks-Glencoe, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, and Broadmead communities.

Residents reported some water outages on Monday, and a pumping facility in Sparks quickly lost pressure and depleted its reserve tank, according to the DPW.

On Tuesday evening, The Baltimore City DPW issued a statement recommending that people living in the affected areas should be boiling their water, even though no E. Coli or other bacteria has been detected.

"The precautionary BWA is directly affecting approximately 1900 customers and residents impacted by the water main break: north of Shawan Road and York Road," DPW said.

They also recommended that people in the affected areas dispose of all stored water, drinks, or ice made in recent days.

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