| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The town of Perryville will pay $58,576 in penalties for violations at the municipal wastewater treatment plant during 2012, according to a settlement with the Maryland Department of the Environment accepted unanimously Tuesday by the Perryville Board...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Nitrogen pollution from Maryland sewage plants and industries increased in 2012, a new report says, partially undermining gains the state has made in prior years in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
While nitrogen discharges from treatment plants and...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
I. Morton "Buddy" Schindler, an electrical engineer who oversaw the pumping operation for Baltimore's water supply system, died Friday at Sinai Hospital of complications of a fall he suffered in December. He was 87 and lived in Pikesville.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
It is a chilling tale of winter, one that in ghost-story fashion begins with a sign that all is not right. Maybe there's a damp spot spreading ominously across a wall, or faint sounds that grow louder and more insistent.
"I heard water dripping," Liz...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a massive $263 million contract for constructing a new facility aimed at curbing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
The spending panel voted to award the contract to Archer Western Contractors LLC,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:02 AM
There’s no cause for alarm – unless you’re one of the volunteers pretending to be displaced by a major storm, that is.
The Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management is hosting a citywide preparedness exercise on...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Anne Arundel County public schools' agreement last year to allow school properties to be evaluated as possible sites for cellphone towers has drawn a mix of support and opposition from some residents.
This week, some elected officials representing an...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...