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County fire stations make non-potable water available to residents

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Baltimore County began providing non-potable water at all career fire stations for residents with homes using well water who remain without power and have no running water.

"Four days after Irene, we recognize that the need for water is becoming critical for thousands of residents with wells," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in a statement.

When coming to a fire station for water, residents should bring containers with them.  

Most residents on wells live in rural areas outside the limits of public utilities. The career fire stations nearest these areas are:

• Back River Neck, 805 Back River Neck Road, Essex 21221

• Brooklandville, 10017 Falls Road, Brooklandville 21093

• Catonsville, 756 Frederick Road, 21228

• Franklin, 600 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136

• Garrison, 15 Kenmar Ave., Owings Mills 21117

• Parkton, 18615 Middletown Road, Parkton 21120

• Texas, 9835 York Road, Cockeysville 21030

The other 18 career fire stations also will make hoses available to residents who need water:

• Chase, 12426 Eastern Blvd., Baltimore 21220

• Dundalk, 2815 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk 21222

• Eastview, 1056 Old North Point Road, Baltimore 21222

• Edgemere, 6800 North Point Road, Edgemere 21219

• Essex, 800 Myrth Ave., Essex 21221

• Fullerton, 4401 Fitch Ave., Fullerton 21236

• Golden Ring, 6814 Golden Ring Road, Baltimore 21237

• Halethorpe, 4500 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe 21227

• Hillendale, 6636 Loch Raven Blvd., Hillendale 21239

• Middle River, 609 Compass Road, Middle River 21220

• Parkville, 2325 Putty Hill Ave., Parkville 21234

• Perry Hall, 9325 Belair Road, Perry Hall 21236

• Pikesville, 22 Walker Ave., Pikesville 21208

• Randallstown, 3610 Brenbrook Drive, Randallstown 21133

• Sparrows Point, 1545 Sparrows Point Blvd., Sparrows Point 21219

• Towson, 800 York Road, Towson 21204

• Woodlawn, 7223 Windsor Mill Road, Woodlawn 21207

• Westview, 6300 Johnnycake Road, Westview 21207

Dumpster for Irene cleanup

Kamenetz also said the county will set up locations of Dumpsters to receive yard waste caused by Hurricane Irene. They will be placed at career fire stations across the county beginning Monday, Sept. 5. 

The dumpsters will remain in place for at least one week, and the program will be evaluated at the end of the week depending upon need. These Dumpsters will be for yard waste only, and will be located at:

• Brooklandville, 10017 Falls Road, Brooklandville 21093

• Dundalk, 2815 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk 21222

• Edgemere, 6800 North Point Road, Edgemere 21219

• Essex, 800 Myrth Ave., Essex 21221

• Franklin, 600 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136

• Fullerton, 4401 Fitch Ave., Fullerton 21236

• Halethorpe, 4500 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe 21227

• Hillendale, 6636 Loch Raven Blvd., Hillendale 21239

• Middle River, 609 Compass Road, Middle River 21220

• Parkton, 18615 Middletown Road, Parkton 21120

• Perry Hall, 9325 Belair Road, Perry Hall 21236

• Randallstown, 3610 Brenbrook Drive, Randallstown 21133

• Texas, 9835 York Road, Cockeysville 21030

• Westview, 6300 Johnnycake Rd., Westview 21207

• Woodlawn, 7223 Windsor Mill Road, Woodlawn 21207

Citizens may also place storm-related yard waste in small bundles or bags and put it out on the curb on their regular yard-waste collection day. 

The Dumpsters will be available for residents who will still need to dispose of additional yard waste.  Residents are encouraged to follow the same guidelines for disposal in the dumpsters by placing the waste in small bundles or bags.

"I realize that many of our residents will be able to dispose of the yard waste from the storm before Monday, but for those that still need assistance I hope our residential drop-off sites and these dumpsters will make their jobs easier," said Kamenetz.

Beyond yard waste, other debris may be dropped off at one of the county's residential drop-off sites. These facilities also accept other debris that will not be accepted at the neighborhood Dumpsters.  Those facilities are located at:

 • Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility — 10275 Beaver Dam, Cockeysville 21030. Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 7 am - 4 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

 • Eastern Sanitary Landfill, 6259 Bays Cove Road, White Marsh 21162. Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 7:30 am - 3:30 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

 • Western Acceptance Facility, 3310 Transway Road, Halethorpe 21227. Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 7 am - 4 p.m. Closed Labor Day.

Also on Wednesday, Kamenetz also expressed increasing frustration with the time it is taking to get the power turned back on in the county.

As of Wednesday evening at about 6 p.m., 45,929 customers were without power in the county.

"I have expressed my very strong concerns to BGE President Ken DeFontes once again this afternoon, and I've reiterated that Baltimore County highway crews are available to assist BGE once they've grounded the live wires on the site. … County crews must wait for BGE to give the go ahead before they can remove these trees."

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