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Sewer Repair Project Begins in Bowleys Quarters

Towson, Maryland (July 22, 2014) – Starting this week, Baltimore County contractors will be replacing more than 150 feet of failing sewer line in Bowleys Quarters Road to repair the settlement caused by soil and drainage problems in recent years.

The project, which is expected to cost about $300,000, will include first “de-watering” the soil in the 900 block and then laying a new ductile iron pipe outside of the road bed through a recently acquired easement. Engineers estimate that the work should take four to six weeks to complete and will not require a road closure. The contractor for the installation is Angelozzi Brothers, Inc. of Owings Mills.

About the Failing Sewer

The problem with the sewer line came to light more than a year ago when County crews and local residents noticed that a manhole was sinking. An inspection revealed that settlement in the low-lying area had damaged the existing utility line. Crews attempted to fix the problem by lining the pipe with a durable synthetic material. When this method failed, County engineers designed a solution that required re-routing the pipe, eliminating one manhole and replacing an eight-inch diameter PVC pipe with an iron one.