Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy Reservoirs to open Saturday for recreation

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 17:20:33-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young wrapped up the week on Friday by holding a news conference to provide an update on the city's COVID-19 response.

In line with Governor Larry Hogan's easing of restrictions, Young said three city owned reservoirs would reopen Saturday morning.

Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy will each open at 8 a.m. for walking, biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and horseback riding.

Boaters and fisherman will have to be updated on their permits.

Visitors are still urged to wear masks and practice social distancing, while avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people.

Young also noted that water bills have resumed.

The Mayor warned customers that their bills would be higher than normal because it will include services for part of March and all of April. Young stressed that late fees have not and will not be added for bills overdue, and that service will not be shut off for missed payments.

Customers can apply online for discounts now. They will last for 90 days after the state of emergency or December 31, 2020, whichever comes first.

Those currently enrolled in BH2O, will not have to go through the annual verification process, and will automatically remain in the program for the coming year.