GLEN BURNIE, Md. (CBSDC) — Anne Arundel County has issued mandatory water use restrictions effective immediately.
The restrictions are expected to last roughly 10 days. The county is also proactively trying to make changes to its water system to increase the amount of water available during that span.
During the restrictions the following are prohibited:
- Watering lawn with free-running hose or sprinkler
- Wash car at the home
- Wash paved outdoor surfaces with a hose
- Fill or top off pools, fountains, waterfalls (etc.) at a private home
Individuals may water their lawns or plants with a hand-held hose that has an automatic shutoff nozzle.
Additionally, commercial car washes will remain open.
Businesses are being asked to reduce their water use by 10 percent.
The restrictions were put into place because of a 54-inch water main in Baltimore City, which supplies water to portions of the county, will be replaced on Wednesday. Additionally, the increased water demands with recent hot temperatures played a factor in their decision.