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Water still gushing into road after three weeks of complaints

Posted at 8:38 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 23:12:53-04

NOTTINGHAM, Md. — For three weeks people have been complaining about thousands of gallons of water gushing into the road.

It’s happening on Pikehall Place in Nottingham.

“We just haven’t been able to get it resolved,” said Tim Burke.

So Burke and his neighbors called WMAR.

Baltimore City handles water issues for Baltimore County as well. They’ve been understaffed and overworked since the pandemic started.

The people who live in this neighborhood understand that but feel overlooked at this point.

“At a time when people are under hardship with COVID having their water turned off. To see all these thousands of gallons of water going down the drain and nobody responding. It just doesn’t make sense. It’s such a waste of clean water.”

Burke said he’s reached out to his councilman, the city and anyone that would listen.

They’ve told him they’re working on it, but are extremely backed up.

“The fire hydrants out of service and that’s to me my main concern as well ya know,” Burke said.

Barbi Parris said she saw a crew out here working one night, and the next day the leak started.

“Since than there’s been 7 occasions that I’ve seen of the city coming out and looking at it and getting back in their truck and leaving,” Parris said.

Parris is concerned that the constant flow of water could create more problems down the road.

“My worry is of course is it going to have a sinkhole or destroy the road. How would we get out if that happens? I have a very sick husband, he’s got leukemia and he just recently relapsed so he’s very sick. I have to get out and get him to the hospital.”

WMAR reached out to DPW this afternoon and haven’t gotten a response back yet.

The neighbors tell us they did see someone from DPW stop by today stick something in the hole and leave.