The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities shut off water service on Oak Hill Drive, Oak Hill Court and Todd Lane in Sykesville around 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 to perform emergency repairs to a water corporation valve that was struck by a contractor on Oak Hill Drive.
About 94 homes are without service while repairs are made, according to an email release sent out by the county on Tuesday afternoon.
The release stated it is anticipated water service will be off for approximately one to three hours during repairs, and should be restored on or before 5 p.m. barring any unforeseen circumstances.
At about 2 p.m., however, Bureau of Utilities Chief Andy Watcher said the situation was resolving quickly.
“Believe it or not, water is being restored as we speak,” he said. “The crisis is pretty much done with.”
Once service has been restored, residents may experience cloudy water lasting up to an hour.
Turning the cold water tap on and running water for several minutes will clear the lines. The county recommends that residents refrain from using high water volume appliances — like washing machines and dishwashers — during periods of cloudy water or low pressure.
For any questions regarding this emergency repair, residents are encouraged to contact the Bureau of Utilities office at: 410-386-2164.