| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Fresh water isn't what it used to be. New research has found that human activity has caused subtle but significant changes in the basic makeup of rivers in Maryland and elsewhere, with potential consequences for public water use and the health of...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Sherlock Swann Gillet, a Baltimore County farmer and water utility owner, died Sept. 9. Family members said that he went out for his daily horseback ride in Glyndon and did not return. He was later found in a field. Family members said he fell from his...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Harford County Executive David Craig fiercely defended his opposition to the state's stormwater remediation fee Monday night, pointing out that government property would be exempt from what has become known as the rain tax.
The rain tax, which Craig said...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:02 PM
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,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:28 PM
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....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:05 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
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....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:59 PM
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,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a massive $263 million contract for constructing a new facility aimed at curbing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
The spending panel voted to award the contract to Archer Western Contractors LLC,...