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Water company eyes Mt. Soma site on Route 1 near Bel Air for future reservoir
Water company eyes Mt. Soma site on Route 1 near Bel Air for future reservoir

Construction of an "upland impoundment," or storage reservoir, on the county-owned Mt. Soma property near Bel Air is being investigated as the preferred long-term solution to the town's water supply issues. Officials with Maryland American Water, which supplies water to the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County communities around the town, confirmed they are considering using a portion of the land near the intersection of Route 1 and Old Joppa Road for such a reservoir. "The Soma property is being considered, among other options," Samantha Villegas, an external affairs consultant for Maryland American, said Tuesday in an email. She said "we are just too...

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