Voluntary water use restrictions for public water customers in the greater Crofton, Odenton, Maryland City, and Jessup areas will remain in place until further notice. The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) issued the call to conserve water in these areas yesterday afternoon due to a broken raw water supply main feeding the Crofton Meadows II Water Treatment Plant.
The broken 36-inch main was temporarily repaired overnight. However, water production at the plant will be significantly reduced until full repairs can be made. Repairs are now anticipated to begin at approximately 5 p.m.
To ensure an adequate supply of water for critical activities and emergencies, DPW officials are asking residents served by public water in these areas to avoid non-essential water uses. Customers can help by:
· taking very short showers
· flushing toilets only when necessary
· postponing laundry and dish washing
· waiting to fill hot tubs, pools or large aquariums
The Department of Public Works thanks the residents in these areas for their continued patience and appreciates all efforts to limit water use until full repairs are completed.
Customers are reminded to call the Bureau of Utility Operations Emergency Services Dispatch Unit at 410-222-8400 for any other water or wastewater issues such as sewer backups, dirty or rusty water, meter issues, water leaks, and any concerns about water quality.