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Carney neighbors frustrated with yet another water main break

Posted: 9:44 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 08:24:26-04

CARNEY, Md. — It's been a rough day for 80 families in the Carney community of Baltimore County after a water main break early Monday morning.

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"I couldn't wash my hair this morning," said Regina Curran, who's lived right off Waltham Woods Road for 38 years. "I got up, and suddenly there was no water in the bathroom, and I was like, 'oh this is a problem.'"

It's a problem they've had to deal with before.

"This isn't the first one. This will be like the fourth one this year, and this is the biggest one we've had so far," said Donna Westervelt, who's lived on Waltham Woods Road for 18 years. "This time it takes up the whole road, not just one side of the road."

Neighbors are frustrated this keeps happening.

"They gotta address the true problem of it," said Dave McCann.

McCann has lived on Waltham Woods Road for 20 years and worked for Baltimore Public Works for 30 years. He said the reason it keeps happening is because of water runoff from a spring on the hill.

"They fixed it not coming across the road, but they didn’t fix it coming underneath," McCann said.

A spokesperson for the Baltimore County Department of Public Works said they've been working all day to fix the problem. She added things like this are complex, and that they would get back with a response to neighbors being frustrated about the continued issues.