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City Performs 'Routine Maintenance' on Perry Hall Water Tower

Officials say that workers replaced some water valves Monday afternoon.

Workers with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works performed routine maintenance on the Perry Hall water tower Monday afternoon, officials said. 

Workers on the scene opened a manhole cover outside of the Ebenezer Road tower and said they were replacing some valves. 

No area homes or businesses lost water service during the maintenance, said Kurt Kocher, a public works spokesman. 

Check Patch for updates. 

Jen Przydzial May 24, 2011 at 03:00 AM
Really, is there nothing else going on in Perry Hall that you can write about? Updates? What the heck would those be? The manhole is closed?
Emily Kimball (Editor) May 24, 2011 at 04:02 AM
Hi Jen, Thanks so much for your comment. This story was just one of eight new posts on the site today. Not only was it unusual for the gate surrounding the water tower to be open, but the tower itself is a major community landmark which impacts the lives of many local residents. I included a line about updates in case I receive any additional information about valve repairs related to local water service. Leaking valves have, in recent months, caused several problems along Ebenezer Road, knocking out water temporarily at the high school and at least 100 homes: http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/possible-water-main-break-on-ebenezer-road.
Emily Kimball (Editor) May 24, 2011 at 04:11 AM
Sorry about that, the story I linked to is actually related to a water main break, not a valve leak, although valve leaks have presented problems along East Joppa Road and Seven Courts Drive.
Beth Olcott May 24, 2011 at 04:22 AM
Just a question...since it IS a landmark, as you say, why doesn't the Perry Hall Water Tower have the name Perry Hall painted on it? I think that would be a nice touch.
Emily Kimball (Editor) May 24, 2011 at 04:25 AM
Believe it or not, County Councilman David Marks had that added to page 21 of the Perry Hall Community Plan.
William Lutostanski Jr May 24, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Money well spent.......lol

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