Baltimore City is responsible for the water service in Baltimore County. There are a number of different issues related to the water service that are handled by Baltimore City, and some that are handled by Baltimore County.
|Billing/rates/changes to your account|
|Meter||Baltimore City |
|No water, water leaking from fire hydrants, issues with water quality (low pressure, color, taste, etc.)||Baltimore City|
|Relining projects, basement flooding due to water or sewage backups||Baltimore County|
After-Hours Emergencies: 410-887-5210
Fire Hydrant Use
The use of fire hydrants is restricted to those who have obtained permits only. Special water meters are issued to commercial users.
- Basement water seepage— problems are private property issues that can cause a homeowner much time, money and frustration. View our fact sheet for information on possible causes and solutions you can use.
- Discolored water—All water mains installed prior to 1957 are unlined cast iron pipe. Through the years, corrosion has accumulated within the pipe which breaks loose from time to time during heavy water usage conditions. If discoloration occurs at the house the homeowner should run the water for approximately one hour to clear the line between the meter and the house. If this is unsuccessful, Baltimore City will come to the area and flush the discolored water from the public mains under the street.
- Private wells—Contact the Bureau of Groundwater Management by calling 410-887-2762.
- Water Saving Tips—Learn more about understanding water usage and conservation tips for homeowners and businesses.