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  • More development plans for Joppa, Fallston, Abingdon draw fire

    More development plans for Joppa, Fallston, Abingdon draw fire
    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...
  • Help the environment: Eat less meat [Commentary]

    Help the environment: Eat less meat [Commentary]
    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...
  • Bel Air advised to move forward with second phase of regional water supply

    Bel Air advised to move forward with second phase of regional water supply
    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...
  • Bel Air officials expect increase in sewer rates

    Bel Air officials expect increase in sewer rates
    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...
  • Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency

    Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency
    Rudy Chow, who's overseen the city's troubled water-billing system since 2011, will be promoted to head Baltimore's Department of Public Works, the mayor's office said Friday. Chow, who now makes $132,000, will receive a raise to $163,200 and replace...
  • Water service restored after line break in Joppatowne Thursday

    Water service restored after line break in Joppatowne Thursday
    Harford County crews have restored water service to five Joppatowne homes that were without water for five hours Thursday afternoon and evening, following a water main break, as temperatures dipped into the 20s. About 45 homes in the neighborhood...
  • Right-sizing county water departments

     Right-sizing county water departments
    I read with delight reporter Luke Broadwater's article outlining plans for "smart" water meters for Baltimore customers ("City agency recommends Itron for big water meter contract," Nov. 4). It is comforting to know that the plans of Baltimore public...
  • Water meter boondoggle

     Water meter boondoggle
    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...
  • Harford to temporarily switch public drinking water sources

    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....
  • Contractor should be liable for damages from water meter installation

     Contractor should be liable for damages from water meter installation
    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...
  • Why, all of a sudden, does Bel Air need a backup water supply? [Editorial]

    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. Information...
  • Firms vie for contract to replace city's water meter system

    Firms vie for contract to replace city's water meter system
    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. City...