County Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions
Violators could face a fine of up to $125. The restrictions are needed due to work on a major water main in Baltimore.
Residents in the north and west portions of Anne Arundel County are being told to conserve water over the next two weeks, in order to accommodate repairs to a major water main in Baltimore.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works has issued mandatory water restrictions, including a ban on watering lawns and gardens with a free running hose or sprinkler.
Residents are also being told to avoid washing their cars at home, topping off pools or fountains, or washing sidewalks and decks. Businesses are being asked to reduce their water consumption by 10 percent.
Residents may water plants using a sprinkler can, bucket or hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
DPW said the restrictions are needed to ensure adequate water supply, especially for fire protection.
The restrictions affect those living in the following zip codes: 20701, 20724, 20755, 20794, 21054, 21060, 21061, 21076, 21077, 21090, 21108, 21113, 21122, 21144, 21225, 21226 and 21240. (A map of the affected areas is attached.)
Anyone who violates the restriction could face a civil citation and fine of up to $125. Residents can report violators to Anne Arundel County Police at 410-222-8610, but are asked not to call 911.
An announcement lifting the restrictions is expected in about two weeks.