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New reservoir in Bel Air supplies backup water for residents

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 08:28:05-04

BEL AIR. MD. — A new 90 million gallon reservoir in Bel Air went into service this year. It provides backup water for residents.

For several years the main water supply for the city did not provide an adequate amount of water during the times of drought as required by state regulations.

"It has 90 million gallons of water and provides 100 days worth of water supply in case of a drought," said Barry Suits, President of Maryland American Water. "Nothing is more important than having sustainable, safe drinking water for the community."

The $15.4 million reservoir went into service in January.