Anne Arundel County activates local water after decades of using Baltimore City water

November 15, 2017

The county executive wasn’t quite channeling Bill Pullman from Independence Day when he announced north Anne Arundel County’s water independence in Brooklyn Park on Wednesday. But he was excited nonetheless.

“Today is a historic day for Anne Arundel County,” said County Executive Steve Schuh. “It marks yet another example of our transformation from a small, rural, backwater — in the 1960s — to a major jurisdiction in our state and even in the nation.”

No, north county wasn’t under the threat and invasion of an alien species bent on destruction. Pretty far from it.

On Wednesday the county officially opened valves that transitioned the last north county residents from Baltimore City water to local county water. It is the first time every county resident is using county provided water.