| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:59 PM
An Aberdeen Proving Ground wastewater treatment plant overflowed Tuesday and sent about 250,000 gallons of partly treated sewage into the Bush River, the Army reported Thursday.
"The bypass was caused by extreme rainfall totaling 3.66 inches in 24 hours,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Baltimore officials awarded an $83.5 million contract Wednesday to overhaul the city's huge water-meter system — and warned residents that they could be liable for damage the work might cause on their properties unless they purchase insurance.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The Bel Air Town Commissioners received an overall clean audit report during their work session Monday, although the report must undergo a final review before a formal presentation is made at the Jan. 21 town meeting.
The town is also moving ahead to...