Statement on Sinkhole at Montebello I Water Treatment Plant

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“At the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, our mission is to support the health, environment, and economy of our City and the region by providing customers with safe drinking water and keeping neighborhoods and waterways clean. Yesterday, DPW crews discovered a sinkhole on the Montebello I Water Treatment Plant property. The sinkhole resulted from a compromised 108” stormwater main installed in the 1880s, which exposed an 84” water main. DPW is coordinating with our state and local partners to stabilize the site swiftly so that the pipes can be secured, the sinkhole backfilled, and water service maintained for our valued customers.”

Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D.

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