UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Councilman David Marks said public works confirmed water service has been fully restored to homes and businesses in the area of Seven Courts Drive. Crews are also planning to repave the the road where repairs took place, Marks said.
County Councilman David marks said the Baltimore City Department of Public Works—which handles water services for Baltimore County—reported the break involved not only the main line, but also 12-inch and 8-inch connections.
These breaks in the connections have left residents in the area of Seven Courts Drive, as well as businesses in the Festival at Perry Hall Shopping Center, without water service.
Marks said public works officials said crews are working on the connection fixes and they are "hopeful to get that done today."
In wake of the water main break, Marks announced a community meeting on Nov. 20 to review plans for the Carney water project–-a new water pipeline in northeastern Baltimore County.
Next spring, crews from the Baltimore County Department of Public Works will begin replacing a 7,000-foot water main, stretching from Joppa Road to Cub Hill Road, that was installed during the Great Depression. The construction should take about nine months, according to Marks.
"The water main incident on Oct. 22 was a reminder of the importance of improving our public works and utilities," Marks said in a statement. "The Carney water project will upgrade an aging water pipeline to improve reliability for residents throughout this part of Baltimore County."
Public works officials will review the project during the Carney Improvement Association meeting on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., at Carney Elementary School.