Water Boil Advisory Situation
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today, September 9th, that the water-boil advisory has been lifted. Residents no longer need to boil water before use.
What should I do now?
Residents should take the following steps after the lifting of a boil water advisory:
Run all cold water taps for fifteen (15) minutes.
- If you have a single-lever faucet, set it to run cold water.
- Begin with the lowest faucet in your home or business and then open the other faucets one at a time, moving from your lowest floor to your highest.
- After fifteen (15) minutes, turn off your faucets in reverse order, from highest to lowest.
- You should also flush your refrigerator's water lines.
- All ice made since the boil water advisory was put in place should be discarded, as well as the next three batches.
- Ice maker containers should be wiped clean with a solution of two tablespoons bleach to one gallon of water.
- Apartment buildings and multi-story buildings should notify all residents, occupants and users of this procedure and flush starting the closest tap to the water connection moving outward.
Understanding the inconvenience this has caused residents, Mayor Scott has decided to extend a 25 percent discount on water bills for the entire city.
Note: The City will continue its water distribution efforts at the Cherry Hill and Lansdowne sites until 12pm today and at the Harlem Park site until 8pm today and continuing tomorrow 9/9/2022 from 9am-12pm.