| 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...
| 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 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.
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:05 PM
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...
| 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...