Baltimore City and Surrounding Counties Issue Voluntary Water Restriction

Baltimore City, along with Baltimore, Harford, and Howard counties, has issued a voluntary water restriction for residents and businesses. The Department of Public Works (DPW) requested the voluntary regulation after a fire at one of its drinking-water pumping stations in Baltimore County.

According to a press release from the Mayor’s Office, the voluntary steps to reduce water usage include avoiding watering lawns and gardens, washing cars, vehicles, boats, or other outdoor equipment, and limiting the use of dishwashers and washing machines.

The DPW is asking residents to reduce excessive water usage to prevent further strain on the region’s drinking water system. Officials have assured residents that the water is still safe to drink, but conservation efforts are necessary to maintain the system’s stability.

Residents must stay informed and conserve water until the DPW lifts the voluntary restriction.

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