| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A key city agency is recommending that a West Coast firm win a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul Baltimore's water-meter system — an effort officials say is long overdue and could help end the persistent problem of wildly erroneous bills....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:59 AM
Here's the $64,000 question:
Why did a Roland Park woman get a Baltimore City water bill Oct. 12 for $64,224.85?
"It just made us laugh so hard when we opened the envelope," said Caroline Wayner, 46, who lives in the Tuxedo Park neighborhood. After...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Last October, power outages due to Hurricane Sandy caused a shutdown at the Little Patuxent sewage plant, releasing 19.5 million gallons of untreated effluent into the Little Patuxent River. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman decided to put plans in...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Two politically connected firms are lobbying for a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul the city's water-meter system — a once-in-a-generation effort Baltimore officials say could help end the chronic problem of wildly erroneous bills.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The idea of having Harford County served by a single governmental entity responsible for providing clean water and treating sewage on the whole is a good one. There are, however, aspects of such a system that deserve close public scrutiny as the water and...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Several candidates for governor — a Democrat and three Republicans — said Friday that they would cut taxes to improve Maryland's business image and revive its ailing manufacturing sector.
The three Republican candidates and Democratic...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Harford County may have to look for new sources of water in the future, but the county's quest for water is not as crucial as originally projected in light of slowing population growth, a county engineer told the county council Tuesday.
The county will...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Pension plans of Perryville town employees will be switching from a SIMPLE IRA to the more typical government plans, a 457(b).
The Perryville town commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to adopt the new plan.
The town had been using a SIMPLE IRA for employee...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Harford County Executive David Craig fiercely defended his opposition to the state's stormwater remediation fee Monday night, pointing out that government property would be exempt from what has become known as the rain tax.
The rain tax, which Craig said...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Sherlock Swann Gillet, a Baltimore County farmer and water utility owner, died Sept. 9. Family members said that he went out for his daily horseback ride in Glyndon and did not return. He was later found in a field. Family members said he fell from his...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Fresh water isn't what it used to be. New research has found that human activity has caused subtle but significant changes in the basic makeup of rivers in Maryland and elsewhere, with potential consequences for public water use and the health of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Some Aberdeen residents in the Route 40 area have dealt with water shutoffs in the wake of an ongoing state project to improve part of the road; however, the last of them is expected to occur this week.
The State Highway Administration is in the midst...