Baltimore City public works officials urge residents and businesses in northwest Baltimore city and county to conserve water, as crews repair a power outage at a pumping station.
The Pikesville water pumping station lost power overnight in the wake of Friday's thunderstorms. Baltimore Gas and Electric crews are currently attempting to restore power to the pumping station The station is running on generator power, according to officials, but to cope with high demand caused by today's expected high heat, businesses and residents are being asked to cut back.
"It is vital that citizens and business reduce their water use immediately so that water can be available to vital services including firefighting, medical facilities, senior citizens complexes and others," said Al Foxx, director of Baltimore City's Department of Public Works, in a statement.
Water is either out or running at very low pressure in Park Heights, Lochearn, Pikesville, Randallstown, Pleasant Hill, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Glyndon and surrounding areas, according to officials.
In the statement, Foxx asked residents in affected areas to avoid watering gardens, car washing, pool-filling and unnecessary indoor cleaning until the issues are resolved.