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Date: Mar 15, 2017

By Steve Walsh, Director of Public Works

Baltimore County plays a unique role in providing the public water supply for the entire Baltimore metropolitan area. Loch Raven, Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs are located here, storing water to meet the needs of the growing region. Now, additional water will be stored in new above-ground reservoirs being built in Fullerton.

This is a huge undertaking: three vast above-ground reservoirs holding 62 million gallons of water are under construction near Bucks School House Road, next to a pumping station.  

(Rendering courtesy of Gannett Fleming)

The $80 million project, scheduled to be completed in three years, is part of a multi-generational plan to provide water for the growing Baltimore metropolitan area. The Fullerton reservoirs will provide greater water storage, help supply potable water to large portions of the region, and ensure water is available for fire protection. 

This critical infrastructure helps ease dry seasons today and invests so future generations have a reliable public water supply.

Revised September 11, 2017