Water service expected to be restored today after city main break

Water service should be restored late Friday to homes affected by a water main break in a section of Argonne Drive in Northeast Baltimore, but the road will remain closed through early next week for repairs, a city public works spokesman said.

Argonne Drive between Loch Raven Boulevard and the Alameda was closed because of a break in a 16-inch main in the 1100 block of Argonne Drive, said Kurt Kocher, the city public works spokesman. About 75 houses in the surrounding area lost water pressure as a result, and about 150 feet of roadway was severely undermined, he said. One person's house was flooded because of the break, he said.

For residents who lose water pressure, Kocher said the water may appear cloudy when service is restored, so residents should remove the aerator from the lowest faucet in their house and run the water for a few minutes until it is clear.

Those with additional questions or concerns should call 311.

Kocher said there have been several other breaks in the area where crews have begun work on another main.

Sun reporter Liz F. Kay contributed to this article.


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