The record cold and fluctuating temperatures are only making Baltimore’s water problems worse. As water pipes continue to burst, some people are reaching their breaking point.
As WJZ has been telling you, day after the day, the city is getting hundreds of calls for broken water lines throughout the city. Crews can’t keep up with the number of breaks.
Water line emergency. Baltimore City flooded with calls as the frigid cold causes thousands of water service lines to break. Some homeowners now waiting days for help.
These temperatures are wreaking havoc on water mains and water pipes. There are thousands of problems around the Baltimore area—and it’s not getting any better.
Bracing for a deep freeze. Baltimore is bundling up as we prepare for what could be the coldest air in 20 years.
Washington’s Maryland suburbs have 350 miles of large concrete water pipes that are prone to exploding without warning, an inventory that’s second only to Detroit’s among major utilities, a newspaper has found.