Plan to clean area water lines topic of meeting NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


Work to clean and line old, corroded water lines in the Linthicum area will begin in several weeks and continue for several months.

Jody Vollmar, spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County Utilities Department, will speak to the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association during the monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Elementary School.

Cleaner lines with better flow will mean clearer water and better fire protection, Ms. Vollmar said.

When the lines were installed 50 to 60 years ago, workers used unlined cast-iron pipes, which have corroded over the years. The cleaning and lining will eliminate corrosion and coat the walls of the pipe with thin mortar lining to protect against future corrosion.

Workers will drill holes to the lines, rather than tear up streets, Ms. Vollmar said.

Pipes will be cleaned in parts of Shipley Heights, Shipley's Fairmount, Linthicum, Kingston Heights, Twin Oaks, parts of Orchards of Linthicum, parts of Michaelton Manor and Gap Galleon.

Water service will be maintained with above ground, temporary water lines. Customers can expect minor disruptions in service and discolored water when the temporary lines are connected and disconnected. Customers will be notified when water will be shut off. The association will also hear from Beth Robinson, from the Mass Transit Administration, who will discuss the latest developments in light rail in Linthicum. Members will also vote on several changes to the group's constitution.

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