Even before the city issued a boil water advisory to residents and businesses in parts of West Baltimore, Shareef’s Grill & House of Wraps was well stocked with bottled water. The halal restaurant has a storefront at 1214 W. Franklin St., right on the edge of an “impact area” identified by Baltimore’s Department of Public Works, which on Labor Day announced the city had detected E. coli and coliform bacteria in three different water samples from the Harlem Park neighborhood. City officials have urged those within the impact zone, and a broader “boil water advisory area” that spans a swath of West Baltimore, to boil their tap water before using it to drink, cook or clean.
How Baltimore businesses are affected by the city’s boil water advisory
September 9, 2022