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?
Linda -----Original Message----- From: Chat [mailto:chat-boun...@charlesvillage.info] On Behalf Of Stephen J Gewirtz Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:19 AM To: The Charles Village Chat List 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. Steve 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. > > Steve > > _______________________________________________ > Chat mailing list > Chat@charlesvillage.info > http://charlesvillage.info/mailman/listinfo/chat_charlesvillage.info > archive: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ > _______________________________________________ Chat mailing list Chat@charlesvillage.info http://charlesvillage.info/mailman/listinfo/chat_charlesvillage.info archive: http://email@example.com/ _______________________________________________ Chat mailing list Chat@charlesvillage.info http://charlesvillage.info/mailman/listinfo/chat_charlesvillage.info archive: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/