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Baltimore City Lifts Boil Water Advisory

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(WEAA)— The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for Baltimore City.

Mayor Brandon Scott made the announcement Friday morning.

“"With results we received overnight Thursday, DPW has received clearance to lift the precautionary water boil advisories for residents, businesses, and other facilities in impacted areas of West Baltimore," said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. "I am pleased to know that DPW has found no further evidence of contaminated water and that our residents who were in the impacted area can now rest assured that their water is safe to use."

Residents in the impacted area are still encouraged to take specific measures before resuming consumption of their water, including:

  • 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.

On Wednesday, Scott a 25 percent discount citywide on water bills for the next billing cycle to compensate residents for being without water and to help cover the costs of increased usage during the flushing process.

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