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Broken water main causes clay-colored plume in the Inner Harbor

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:47:55-04

BALTIMORE — A broken water main is the cause of a plume that's spreading into the Inner Harbor via the Canton Waterfront Park.

According to Blue Water Baltimore, the plume is coming from a water main break in the 900 block of S. Robinson Street.

DPW crews are repairing the break but are not protecting storm drain inlets. Sediment like this can carry heavy metals, excess nutrients, and other toxins.

The broken water main caused 100 water service outages.

According to DPW, the water discoloration is temporary and does not pose a public health threat. The quality of the City’s drinking water is not affected by this temporary discoloration.

Blue Water Baltimore said if you see anything that could be related to this plume call 311 to notify the City and make a report.