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Water and power outages are common emergencies. Power outages are often weather-related. Water outages are typically the result of water main breaks and pumping station failure.

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works owns and operates the metropolitan water system serving Baltimore County and neighboring jurisdictions. The city handles repairs and maintenance of water mains and related infrastructure, as well as public notification for outages and water issues.

Prepare for Three Days

Every household, business and institution needs an emergency plan for dealing with such outages for up to three days. Most emergency management agencies across the U.S. expect citizens to prepare to get along without water or power for up to three days following a serious outage.

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Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Public Safety Building
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286



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