| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Bel Air town officials expect to propose an increase in residential and commercial sewer rates in order to reflect changes in the bulk rate Harford County charges the town to treat its sewage.
Town Administrator Chris Schlehr told the town...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:20 AM
What can I do to help the environment?
As a master's student in conservation biology and environmental policy, I get this question often from my (mostly) left-leaning, but financially focused, friends. They generally understand that the environment is...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The Bel Air Town Commissioners were advised last week to move forward with the next phase of negotiations in the establish of a regional water and sewer authority.
In a presentation during a work session Nov. 26, Craig A. Ward, Bel Air representative...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Issuing building permits and restarting stalled construction projects have been suspended in Bel Air until the town can find a solution to its drought issue.
Bel Air town commissioners voted at their meeting Monday to approve Resolution 1019-13, which...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:55 AM
Plans for two commercial development projects in Joppa and Fallston that have raised previous concerns in their respective communities were reviewed by Harford County and state agencies last week, while a proposal for more houses in Abingdon is likewise...
| Nov 15, 2013
The Harford County Department of Public Works' Water and Sewer Division will temporarily switch water sources at the Abingdon Water Treatment Plant from the usual supply originating at Loch Raven Reservoir to the Susquehanna River behind Conowingo Dam....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:49 AM
The U.S. Geological Survey maintains an automated water gauge on Winters Run near the Bel Air Bypass bridge, upstream from where the Maryland American Water Co. draws from the creek to supply water to the town and a few nearby communities.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
It has long been recognized that Baltimore City has a problem with the accurate determination of its residents' water bills. It is not the purpose of this letter to yet again tell the story of another Baltimore City resident who got an erroneous water...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Baltimore wants to replace our water meters with smart meters at a cost of $83.5 million ("City awards $83.5 million deal for water meters," Nov 7). I have lived in Baltimore County for 66 years and never had a faulty bill. Most of the reasons for this...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Let me get this straight. Residents are being advised to buy insurance to protect themselves from damages Itron Inc. may cause while installing the wireless "smart" water meters that are designed to correct the problem of inaccurate readings that the city...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:05 AM
The Town of Bel Air is considering new options for supplying water during droughts.
Bill Walsh, president of Maryland American Water, recently presented town commissioners with options to ensure the town is able to secure a water supply during times...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The tentative award to the low bidder for the upgrade of the area's water meters may not prove to be for the best ("Water meter bid is backed," Nov. 5).
Wouldn't it be a prudent for the award to be predicated on the successful low bidder to prove...