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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More development plans for Joppa, Fallston, Abingdon draw fire

    More development plans for Joppa, Fallston, Abingdon draw fire
    Plans for two commercial development projects in Joppa and Fallston that have raised previous concerns in their respective communities were reviewed by Harford County and state agencies last week, while a proposal for more houses in Abingdon is likewise...
  • 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...
  • Bel Air advised to move forward with second phase of regional water supply

    Bel Air advised to move forward with second phase of regional water supply
    The Bel Air Town Commissioners were advised last week to move forward with the next phase of negotiations in the establish of a regional water and sewer authority. In a presentation during a work session Nov. 26, Craig A. Ward, Bel Air representative...
  • 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...
  • The hidden health risks of fracking

    The hidden health risks of fracking
    Imagine you are a nurse working in an emergency room, and a worker on a gas fracking well comes in covered in chemicals used in the drilling process. You call the gas company to find out what chemicals are being used to help in your assessment of possible...
  • 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...
  • High temperatures trigger need for cooling centers, result in second death

    High temperatures trigger need for cooling centers, result in second death
    After a week of cooler temperatures, the hot weather is back in Harford County, prompting medical calls and the opening of cooling centers. Since Sunday, local emergency services personnel responded to four heat-related illness calls, according to Rick...
  • Learn anything in 40 years? Maybe not

    Earlier this month, I completed my 40th year of working for The Aegis. I'm not exactly sure what day I started back in July 1972, but it was a Monday in the third week of the month. Coming to work when I did, I thought I really had missed most of the...