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Several water mains near Poe Homes to be replaced in coming weeks

Posted: 3:55 PM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 15:57:49-04
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BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Department of Public Works in collaboration with the Housing Authority of Baltimore announced the replacement and rehabilitation of water mains near Poe Homes.

DPW says several water mains around the Poe Homes Complex, just west of downtown, will be replaced with larger pipes in the coming weeks. Crews plan to upsize, clean and re-line the existing water mains in the vicinity of the Poe Homes Complex. They hope the new installation will result in better water pressure and more reliable service for the hundreds of homes and businesses in the area.

Residents will be updated on the upcoming repair work phases through letters and community meetings. Residents of impacted properties will receive utility work notices in advance of any work that may impact the property. The notices will include names and contact information for DPW project managers. The construction will impact:

• Saratoga Street, between Schroeder Street and Freemont Avenue
• Lexington Street, between Schroeder Street and Freemont Avenue
• North Amity Street, between Saratoga Street and Lexington Street
• Fremont Avenue, between Mulberry Street and Baltimore Street

The renovations come after a water main break caused water outages in West Baltimore leaving many residents in the community without water for days.

RELATED: Five days and counting with no water for Poe Homes residents

DPW expects the repairs to be completed in the next three months.