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  • Army wastewater plant overflows, dumps 250,000 gallons of sewage into Bush River

    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,...
  • Bel Air gets clean 2013 audit, prepares to raise sewer use rates

    Bel Air gets clean 2013 audit, prepares to raise sewer use rates
    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...
  • On eve of Sandy anniversary, Ulman breaks ground on sewage plant backup generators

    On eve of Sandy anniversary, Ulman breaks ground on sewage plant backup generators
    Last October, power outages due to Hurricane Sandy caused a shutdown at the Little Patuxent sewage plant, releasing 19.5 million gallons of untreated effluent into the Little Patuxent River. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman decided to put plans in...
  • 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...
  • Roland Park woman receives $64,000 water bill

    Roland Park woman receives $64,000 water bill
    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...
  • City agency recommends Itron for big water meter contract

    City agency recommends Itron for big water meter contract
    A key city agency is recommending that a West Coast firm win a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul Baltimore's water-meter system — an effort officials say is long overdue and could help end the persistent problem of wildly erroneous bills....
  • Bel Air looks for new solutions to drought issues

    Bel Air looks for new solutions to drought issues
    The Town of Bel Air is considering new options for supplying water during droughts. Bill Walsh, president of Maryland American Water, recently presented town commissioners with options to ensure the town is able to secure a water supply during times...
  • Water meter deal-making?

     Water meter deal-making?
    The growing controversy over an upcoming contract to install "smart" water meters in Baltimore has once again provided a glimpse into the legalistic mind of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake. In a statement issued on her behalf, the mayor's spokesman assures...
  • Go slow on meter contract

     Go slow on meter contract
    The tentative award to the low bidder for the upgrade of the area's water meters may not prove to be for the best ("Water meter bid is backed," Nov. 5). Wouldn't it be a prudent for the award to be predicated on the successful low bidder to prove...
  • 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 insurance a fee too far

     Water meter insurance a fee too far
    Let me get this straight. Residents are being advised to buy insurance to protect themselves from damages Itron Inc. may cause while installing the wireless "smart" water meters that are designed to correct the problem of inaccurate readings that the city...
  • 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...