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  • 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...
  • Travel by city's water chief questioned

    Travel by city's water chief questioned
    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...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers question effort to evaluate Arundel school sites for cell towers

    Lawmakers question effort to evaluate Arundel school sites for cell towers
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    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....