NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

County Utilities Department cleaning water lines today

The county Department of Utilities will test and clean water lines in North Linthicum and Crestwood until 3 p.m. today as part of its line maintenance program.


Customers should notice no difference, for the most part, in their water service, county officials said. But in some locations, service may be shut off temporarily, for half-hour periods. And some residents' water may be discolored.

The testing helps prolong the life of the water system, said public works officials, who have posted signs describing the testing.


A crew of three to four technicians will conduct the tests by installing pressure gauges on two fire hydrants and opening a third hydrant.

Water mains scheduled for the clean and line program will be tested to verify the quality of the cement lining.


* Linthicum: A resident reported to police that vandals broke into her home in the 600 block of N. Midfield Road Friday and stole several guns. The value of the property was not known.

* Linthicum: A resident of the 300 block of Ardmore Road reported to police that someone broke into his home Friday and took $30 in silver coins.

* Ferndale: A resident reported to police that burglars broke into her home in the first block of Linwood Avenue over the weekend and stole money and a camcorder. The property is valued at $900.

* Brooklyn Park: Vandals broke into Belle Grove Upholstery in the 4700 block of Belle Grove Road in Friday and stole two pieces of upholstery equipment valued at $900.