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  • Contractor should be liable for damages from water meter installation

     Contractor should be liable for damages from water meter installation
    It has long been recognized that Baltimore City has a problem with the accurate determination of its residents' water bills. It is not the purpose of this letter to yet again tell the story of another Baltimore City resident who got an erroneous water...
  • Why, all of a sudden, does Bel Air need a backup water supply? [Editorial]

    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. Information...
  • Harford to temporarily switch public drinking water sources

    The Harford County Department of Public Works' Water and Sewer Division will temporarily switch water sources at the Abingdon Water Treatment Plant from the usual supply originating at Loch Raven Reservoir to the Susquehanna River behind Conowingo Dam....
  • New construction projects in Bel Air halted; Roland Place stormwater repairs to continue

    New construction projects in Bel Air halted; Roland Place stormwater repairs to continue
    Issuing building permits and restarting stalled construction projects have been suspended in Bel Air until the town can find a solution to its drought issue. Bel Air town commissioners voted at their meeting Monday to approve Resolution 1019-13, which...
  • Water main break near Canton leaves thousands without water

    Water main break near Canton leaves thousands without water
    Baltimore Department of Public Works crews were working to fix a water main break near the Canton waterfront Monday night that left customers in four zip codes without water. It was not clear as of about 11 p.m. how many customers were affected,...
  • Medicare cuts for dialysis would be disastrous for people with kidney disease

    Medicare cuts for dialysis would be disastrous for people with kidney disease
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15). Dangerous would be a...
  • Water service returned to South, Southeast Baltimore customers after main break

    Water service returned to South, Southeast Baltimore customers after main break
    Water returned by late Tuesday morning to thousands of households and businesses in South and Southeast Baltimore after a water main break disrupted that service Monday night, according to the Department of Public Works. The problems began about 8:30 p....
  • Howard wins five national awards for service to residents

    Howard wins five national awards for service to residents
    Howard County won five awards from the National Association of Counties this week for innovative programs and services it offers to residents. The county took home a "Best in Class" award in the Community/Economic Development category for the "Pitch...
  • Rocky Gorge Dam, a 'thing of beauty and pleasure'

    Rocky Gorge Dam, a 'thing of beauty and pleasure'
    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...
  • Harford County says cloudy drinking water is not a safety issue

    Harford County government said it has received "numerous calls" this week about cloudy or discolored tap water experienced by customers of the county's public water system. Despite the concerns raised, the county is advising residents the water is safe...
  • Fracking requires more scrutiny

    Hooray for Del. Heather Mizeur for staring down oil companies over fracking in Maryland ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Delegate Mizeur is demanding solid, scientific studies of all the risks of fracking before allowing it here. The oil industry...
  • Water restrictions lifted as repairs completed

    Howard County announced Friday that residents can resume normal water use, as the water main repair that prompted the county to urge water conservation is now complete. The 54-inch water main that was being repaired in Baltimore City is one of two...