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  • 'Superbug' found in US wastewater treatment plants

    'Superbug' found in US wastewater treatment plants
    Hospitals aren't the only places where people can pick up a nasty "superbug.'' A University of Maryland-led team of researchers has found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, at sewage treatment plants in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest....
  • Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent

    Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent
    Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday. The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to get new water tank, with Aberdeen's help

    The Army is moving forward with converting an old building on the Aberdeen Proving Ground into a water source to provide 3 million gallons of water daily, Aberdeen city manager Doug Miller said. The post has one, 500,000-gallon water tank, which has...
  • For Naval Academy plebes, a grueling end to the year

    For Naval Academy plebes, a grueling end to the year
    The wake-up call came at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, but Midshipman Alberto Salabarria was ready well before then. Anticipating a grueling, thrilling, muddy day of Sea Trials at the Naval Academy, Salabarria and some of his classmates couldn't wait....
  • City re-emphasizes need to replace infrastructure after water main break

    City re-emphasizes need to replace infrastructure after water main break
    After another city water main break caused fast-moving water to rush down Charles Street on Wednesday, officials defended plans to spend millions to upgrade Baltimore's aging public water system. The broken pipe at North Charles and East 20th streets,...
  • Government first, business second?

    Sen. Ben Cardin and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently wrote an opinion piece in these pages regarding Baltimore's failing infrastructure. As Senator Cardin's opponent in the November election, I wanted to take this opportunity to address the real...
  • County installing water tanks in rural west to better fight fires

    County installing water tanks in rural west to better fight fires
    For as long as 26-year Clarksville volunteer firefighter Dave Monihan can remember, the lack of reliable water supply in west Howard County has been a problem. "Water supply has always been a critical issue," said Monihan, who joined the department as...
  • Weekend rain kicks Harford out of drought watch but still keeps water low

    Weekend rain kicks Harford out of drought watch but still keeps water low
    The rain this past weekend finally lifted Harford County, along with the rest of central Maryland, out of a drought watch but the area remains pretty dry, as some observers have noticed. The whole state except for the Eastern Shore was declared out of...
  • BWI powers up, saves money with new solar panels

    BWI powers up, saves money with new solar panels
    Solar power will never replace jet power at BWI Marshall Airport, but officials believe the clean energy generated by newly installed roof panels atop the daily parking garage could boost the airport's image and bottom line. The solar panels are part...
  • Third of Maryland now in drought

     
    The new Drought Monitor map, released Thursday morning, shows that nearly a third of Maryland is now in "moderate" to "extreme" drought, with the most serious drought in Western Maryland. Southern Maryland and the Lower Eastern Shore are also struggling...
  • HCC moving ahead with wastewater treatment plant

    Harford Community College is moving ahead with construction of its new wastewater treatment plant, regardless of whether it gets funding from the county for the project. Members of the college's board of trustees voted at their meeting Tuesday evening to...
  • Conowingo water release may approach 'Agnes' proportions this weekend, dam owner warns

    Conowingo water release may approach 'Agnes' proportions this weekend, dam owner warns
    Heavy rains Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday led to flooding, road closures, the evacuation of Port Deposit, at least two swift water rescues in Harford County and warnings that expected water release through the Conowingo Dam this week could approach...