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DPW continues to build drinking water tanks in Druid Lake Reservoir

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Posted at 2:29 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 14:32:02-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Department of Public Works says they've reached a milestone in the ongoing construction of drinking water tanks at the Druid Lake Reservoir.

Workers have now completed the walls and roof on one of two storage tanks being constructed as part of a $140 million project.

The tanks are being installed to comply with U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act regulations to prevent drinking water from becoming contaminated.

Both tanks will hold 50 million gallons of drinking water combined. One tank is larger and the other smaller. The larger tank is 60% completed according to DPW.

Currently the project is on pace to be completed by Spring 2022, in time with the Consent Decree deadline of having the tanks on-line and connected to the water system.

City officials broke ground on the project in May 2017. Guilford Reservoir and Lake Ashburton are also having tanks installed.