Water started coming out of a crack in the road in front of 3046 Guilford a
month ago. I reported it to 311 (#13-00637664). It continued to leak and
nothing was done; a couple weeks ago it had created a foot-diameter hole in the
asphalt; by this week the hole was probably ~2 ft round and the road around it
was sinking. I don't know why the city let it leak for so long and undermine
the pavement. Did anyone else report the leak?
From: Chat [mailto:chat-boun...@charlesvillage.info] On Behalf Of Stephen J
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:19 AM
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Cc: Charles Village Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Chat] Water is off
I went outside, and a city crew is working at the other end of the block (near
the southwest corner of 31st and Guilford). They are digging up part of
Guilford Ave. I was told we should have our water back in a couple of hours.
I just saw Emil's post on the chat list. He lives right near where the crew is
working, and they clearly are working hard. It takes a lot of work and money
to maintain ancient water mains.
And thanks Emil to for encouraging the fixing of the problem.
On 9/12/13 12:03 AM, Stephen J Gewirtz wrote:
> At this moment, my house has no city water. Earlier this evening, I
> noticed that the water pressure was lower, but the water was still on.
> Fortunately, we have some bottled water in the basement for
> emergencies. Also, earlier this evening, we saw a yellow flashing
> light outside on what may have been a city water repair truck.
> I did call 311. If you press 3 after a recording tells you that it is
> after hours, you get someone who is supposed to handle public works
> emergencies, but she said it could be 24 hours before the water is
> back on. I was given a service request number. She also said it was
> shift change time, so information may not have been available to her.
> I am on the 3000 block of Guilford. It is too late to see whether
> others on the block also have no water, so I will ask on these list
> serves whether anyone else is having the same problem.
> One thing I guess we all are aware of is that the water distribution
> system in Baltimore is ancient, and most of it should be replaced but
> will not be because of the expense. At least I am not seeing any
> flooding outside, but I may go out and take a look.
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