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Damage to Colgate Water Tank Line Causes Outages

The temporary water service disruption was caused by a contractor hitting the water line to the Colgate tank.

About 2,600 homes and businesses in eastern Baltimore County are without water this afternoon as the result of a contractor damaging the water line to the Colgate tank.

The water main break occurred on Simmons Avenue near the tank, according to a statement from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.

The area affected by the break is roughly bounded by E. Baltimore Street on the north, Merritt Boulevard on the east, Delvale Avenue on the south and Quinton Street on the west, according to the statement.

Crews have isolated the break and will begin repairs shortly. After water service is restored, residents might experience low pressure overnight while repairs are finalized, according to the statement.

To report water outages in Baltimore city, residents should call 311; in Baltimore County, call 410-396-5352.

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