| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
From an enormous command center in West Laurel, Karen Wright and her staff with the Systems Control Group of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission constantly check the 10 color-coded computer monitors that ring the curved room. Many of the large...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:37 AM
After a break in a 54-inch water transmission main in Chevy Chase Monday night, WSSC officials this morning placed a mandatory restriction on water use that affects all customers — residential and businesses — in Prince George's and Montgomery...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A City Council committee on Tuesday approved a 16 percent cut to Baltimore's proposed storm water fees.
Under a plan that will go to the full council for a vote Monday, homeowners would pay $40 to $120 per year. That's down from a range of $48 to $144....
| May 31, 2013
| 1:18 PM
As the first heat wave hit the city mid-week, at least four schools ran out of drinking water, city school officials confirmed.
The Sun received emails from around the city reporting that schools hadn't received deliveries from water companies--and...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday.
The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The Army is moving forward with converting an old building on the Aberdeen Proving Ground into a water source to provide 3 million gallons of water daily, Aberdeen city manager Doug Miller said.
The post has one, 500,000-gallon water tank, which has...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The wake-up call came at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, but Midshipman Alberto Salabarria was ready well before then.
Anticipating a grueling, thrilling, muddy day of Sea Trials at the Naval Academy, Salabarria and some of his classmates couldn't wait....
| Jun 30, 2013
Three orange engines sit in a building on the sprawling grounds of the Back River wastewater treatment plant, producing a steady din. And about 20 percent of the electricity the facility needs.
"It's basically a mini power plant," said Ted Atwood,...